Not all codes are created equal: The software engineering code of ethics, a success story [Book Review]

Journal of Business Ethics 22 (1):81 - 89 (1999)
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Abstract

There has been a transition in the way software developers work. Mistakes in software have been treated as "normal" occurrences. "All software has bugs." However, software engineering is an emerging profession which as a profession has now said that a caviler approach to software errors is unacceptable. They have asserted a very strong ethical position in the Software Engineering Code of Ethics and Professional Practice, a position which mandates concern for all those affected by their work. The Code has several unique elements as a professional Code.

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