Tech chamber expands opposition to monopoly

The technology chamber is putting together a joint effort to oppose bills that would force everyone in the computer field to join a colegio.

The chamber, the Cámara de Tecnologías de Información y Comunicación, already has voiced opposition to the bills, Nº 18.919 and Nº 18.928. It said it is seeking professionals in that industry to use the social networks to voice opposition.

The bills would require, it seems, anyone who works with a computer to join and pay dues to the Colegio de Profesionales en Informática y Computación. The colegio already exists and has about 5,000 members. The bill would reform the laws that created the professional organization.

The chamber meets Wednesday with students at the Universidad de Costa Rica who are in these fields to seek support.

The chamber also will approach lawmakers to outline what it said were negative consequences of the bills.

The chamber has said that many in the computer field are self taught and need not be required to have a university degree.

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