10 June 2005
Universities and Programmers fight for IT parks
SPb IT, St. Petersburg's main Web portal dedicated to everything IT, features DataArt's COO Mikhail Zavileysky in an article covering the dispute between St. Petersburg universities and RusSoft (Russian association of IT professionals) with large local IT businesses. The dispute concerns the creation of free economic areas for IT parks in Russia and who will benefit from the tax breaks. Zavileysky shares DataArt's view: "We take the spectator position in this situation. The government simply offers companies a deal where they will have to play by new rules in exchange for additional benefits. The model offered by the alliance of universities and RusSoft implies investments from private businesses, which is more effective. Yet the law offered by the government can lead to appearance of companies whose soul goal will be seeking investments and funding".