Informatics and professional responsibility

Science and Engineering Ethics 7 (2):221-230 (2001)
Many problems in software development can be traced to a narrow understanding of professional responsibility. The author examines ways in which software developers have tried to avoid accepting responsibility for their work. After cataloguing various types of responsibility avoidance, the author introduces an expanded concept of positive responsibility. It is argued that the adoption of this sense of positive responsibility will reduce many problems in software development.
Keywords computer ethics  informatics  professional responsibility
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DOI 10.1007/s11948-001-0043-5
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