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ISPON tells 300 young soft­ware de­vel­op­ers to shun piracy

Daily Trust - - YOUTH VILLE -

The pres­i­dent of the In­sti­tute of Soft­ware Prac­ti­tion­ers of Nige­ria (ISPON) Mr Pius Okigbo has warned young soft­ware de­vel­op­ers stop us­ing other peo­ple code with­out credit or per­mis­sion The ISPON pres­i­dent gave the warn­ing at a hang­out gath­er­ing of over 300 young soft­ware de­sign­ers with The Nige­rian In­ter­bank Set­tle­ment Sys­tem (NIBSS) which sen­si­tized them on op­por­tu­ni­ties within the Nige­ria mar­ket for lo­cal con­tent de­vel­op­ers.

The event tagged ‘the new wave’ was held over the week­end in La­gos as part of NIBSS Cor­po­rate So­cial Re­spon­si­bil­ity to deepen the evo­lu­tion of e-com­merce in the coun­try

Mr Pius Okigbo, cau­tion that pi­rat­ing other peo­ple’s ‘code’ could cut short their car­rier with in­ces­sant lit­i­ga­tion and a pos­si­ble jail term

He urged de­vel­op­ers to be thor­ough and ded­i­cated and look at ar­eas where they can de­velop home grown so­lu­tion that can also be ex­ported.

The Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor of NIBSS, Mr Ade Shonubi said the gath­er­ing was mo­ti­vated by the belief Nige­ria is at a very in­ter­est­ing level, where we can use pay­ment plat­form to grow the econ­omy.”

He said there is a big op­por­tu­nity for lo­cal de­vel­op­ers to have ap­pli­ca­tions for the mar­ket and the event is to tell them what is pos­si­ble and how to take ad­van­tage of NIBSS where they want to be paid for their ef­fort.

The event also pro­vided the lo­cal de­vel­op­ers with online ac­cess to de­velop and test what they have de­vel­oped.

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