Nabeel Asim

Nabeel Asim

The author is a serial entrepreneur and is recognised as a thought leader in the industry. He is currently striving to introduce Open-source culture in Pakistan by bringing academia and the industry together.

Pakistan has missed many opportunities regarding software development but ‘open source’ is too big to miss out on

The software industry took off in the 80’s. Individuals made fortunes and national economies grew stronger because of their software exports. The focus on developing resources and building capacity around software development has created thousands of new jobs in countries that are ahead in the technology arena. Pakistan, despite its vast human capital, could not benefit from the humongous growth of the software sector and didn’t capitalise on the potential. Many factors have contributed to the current situation; lack of vision, proper leadership or will to move forward ­– but the fact of the matter is that while the situation has improved ...

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