ISPON tells 300 young software developers to shun piracy
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.