Marc Andressen, and others in Silicon Valley, not happy about Kerry’s position on outsourcing

marc andreessen founder of netscapeLooks like Netscape and Opsware founder Marc Andreessen (right), and some others in Silicon Valley, are not happy about Kerry’s position on outsourcinga key to high-tech growth.

Mr. Andreessen is angered by Senator Kerry’s position on outsourcing, the growing trend of farming out white-collar technical jobs to lower-wage countries like India and China. Senator Kerry, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, vows to remove tax incentives for businesses moving jobs overseas.

Mr. Andreessen said he thought outsourcing, by reducing costs, increased the productivity of American companies, created jobs here and contributed to the growth of other countries. His latest venture, Opsware Inc., helps companies manage their outsourcing programs.

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