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On Fri, 31 Dec 2004, Benjamin Franz wrote:
> But assuming the the entire profession doesn't become non-existent, I see
> little doubt that licensing and legal requirements for the specific title of
> software engineer (or some similar title) will happen.
To close this topic: Far from being prophetic, I am now speaking
_historically_. I had not noticed before, but in 1998 the State of Texas
added 'Software Engineer' to the list of legally licensed Engineering
"A software engineer is a licensed professional engineer who is schooled
and skilled in the application of engineering discipline to the
creation of software. A software engineer is often confused with a
programmer, but the two are vastly different disciplines.
While a programmer creates the codes that make a program run, a
software engineer creates the designs the programmer implements. By
law no person may use the title "engineer" (of any type) unless the
person holds a professional engineering license from a state licensing
board and are in good standing. A software engineer is also held
accountable to a specific code of ethics.
(Many thanks go out to Jerry G. Nordby, P.E. Technical Director for
Defense Programs, for providing this updated definition)"
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