Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 19th Feb 2012 12:02 UTC
Internet & Networking "The federal government has been paying lip service to the idea that it wants to encourage new businesses and startups in the US. And this is truly important to the economy, as studies have shown that almost all of the net job growth in this country is coming from internet startups. Thankfully some politicians recognize this, but the federal government seems to be going in the other direction. With the JotForm situation unfolding, where the US government shut down an entire website with no notice or explanation, people are beginning to recognize that the US is not safe for internet startups." Not an issue today per se, but if the US government keeps this up, they do run a risk of lobotomising their technology sector.
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RE: can't compete
by fran on Mon 20th Feb 2012 02:06 UTC in reply to "can't compete"
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Well most Web business is generally not cutting edge silicon valley stuff.
80 percent of sites world wide are build in PHP and hosted on Apache and Nginx.
And these except Nginx go way back and except the hardware it's running did not even have it's origin in silicon valley.
Pro level PHP, Ruby, Python, ASP, JSP programmers is spread across the world.
Many sophisticated code open sourced.
Many plug and play CMS systems with thousands of plug and play modules.

Edited 2012-02-20 02:24 UTC

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