Actually, speaking of sharing ...

Simo Sorce simo.sorce at
Fri Aug 15 21:13:48 UTC 2003

On Fri, 2003-08-15 at 19:11, Niall Douglas wrote:
> I hope so, but if you look at most other areas of outsourcing 
> industry this simply hasn't happened. The third world gets all the 
> pollution, crappy jobs and a tiny fraction of the money. The west 
> retains all the power, profit and the elite jobs. The whole process 
> is called "streamlining" and "increasing productivity" which is what 
> industry has been demanding of the software industry for some time. 
> It's just we were too deaf to hear (software engineering is almost 
> unrepresented by unions, lobby groups or anything else).
> If you read former Indian prime minister Indira Ghandi's books on the 
> subject, she clearly illustrates how the world economic structures 
> are deliberately & heavily biased against third world countries being 
> anything more than exploited for cheap labour and lower tax 
> overheads. This is better known in the west as "free trade" rules. 
> Wherever you see "GATT", "WTO" or "World Bank", read "keep the west 
> rich and everyone else poor" agreements.

I think we are getting off topic on this list.

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