Software liability laws: a dangerous solution
Posted Sep 8, 2007 1:04 UTC (Sat) by jordanb
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Yeah you have a good point.
I've actually been thinking it might not be bad for programmers to be licensed like engineers or other professionals. One thing that engineers have that progammers don't is the ability to tell their boss "I won't cut that corner because it's illegal for me to do so." And if you're a contractor you don't have to worry about somebody else low-balling you if you quote the price of doing it correctly, they won't find a programmer who will cut any more corners because it'd be illegal for him to do so as well.
Also we'd have a great buffer against outsourcing. There's a reason why all the American civil engineering (or lawyering, etc) jobs haven't gone to India: few, if any Indian civil engineers, or lawyers, or whatever, have license to practice in the US.
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