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Alan Gutierrez wrote:

>* Rick Marshall <rjm@zenucom.com> [2005-01-01 19:05]:
>>the challenge remains to develop and maintain software engineering
>>and computer science courses that do the same (i know there's lots
>>out there, i've been through the system) and the incentive for
>>young prospective software people to undertake them. maybe
>>professional licencing and liability would be a good idea.
>    How do you introduce liability? It's hard enough to trace
>    program faults, let alone liability.
the lawyers will work that out when they think there's enough money 

from a liability point of view most engineering firms enjoy some 
protection - at least from competency issues - by employing licensed 
engineers and following published standards for safety, quality, etc.

don't think i'd like the prospect of defending a liability case without 
the same basic standards.


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