UK developers must stop selling out

11 Oct 2011

While agreeing with Julian Swan regarding the high standard of the UK software industry, I feel that there have been too many occasions over the years whereby UK companies have received “offers they cannot refuse” from cash-rich Silicon Valley (UK ranked higher than Germany and France for IT industry competitiveness).

Many British founders of our successful software or games companies seem to be only too eager to accept the “big dollars” and are willing to change from being the owner of a UK company to an employee of a US parent company. Consequently, the software industry in the UK may indeed be ranked higher than that in Germany and France but, if firms continue to succumb to American takeovers – as per Autonomy and others – there will not be much left that can be described as British.

Michael Breslin

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Posted by: Firozali A.mulla DBA  15 Oct 2011

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