>Or how about blame the manager that didn't put money/time into the
>budget/project for making it secure and the programmer gets told "that
will
>be added in version 2".  

Or blame the customer who wasn't willing to pay more for the product so
additional time/money could be spent securing it....

No wait, I have an idea, blame the idiot that exploits the bug. Any
other idea is like holding the old lady at wallmart responsible when
someone gets killed with an axe sold there!

-Walden

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Tech Software
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Quiquid latine dictum sit altum viditur.
(Whatever is said in Latin seems profound.)


-----Original Message-----
From: midrange-nontech-bounces+waldenl=techsoftinc.com@xxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:midrange-nontech-bounces+waldenl=techsoftinc.com@xxxxxxxxxxxx]
On Behalf Of albartell
Sent: Wednesday, October 12, 2005 2:14 PM
To: 'Non-Technical Discussion about the AS400 / iSeries'
Subject: RE: Programmer Liability

Or how about blame the manager that didn't put money/time into the
budget/project for making it secure and the programmer gets told "that
will
be added in version 2". 

Aaron Bartell


-----Original Message-----
From: midrange-nontech-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:midrange-nontech-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Chuck Lewis
Sent: Wednesday, October 12, 2005 12:50 PM
To: 'Non-Technical Discussion about the AS400 / iSeries'
Subject: RE: Programmer Liability

What a clueless moron that guy is David.

And I agree with you. And if QA fails, that is the companies fault.

Chuck

-----Original Message-----
From: midrange-nontech-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:midrange-nontech-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of David Gibbs
Sent: Wednesday, October 12, 2005 11:01 AM
To: Non-Technical Discussion about the AS400 / iSeries
Subject: Programmer Liability

>From 
>http://news.zdnet.co.uk/software/developer/0,39020387,39228663,00.htm

> Software developers should be held personally accountable for the 
> security of the code they write, said Howard Schmidt, former White 
> House cybersecurity advisor,

Uh huh ... right.  Blame the programmer.  Not the vendor that failed to
perform adequate QA on the software.

Program bugs are inevitable ... that's the nature of things.  Those
bugs,
however, should be caught before the code is released.  That's what QA
is
all about.

JMHO, of course.

david
(who's a developer)

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