Informatics and professional responsibility

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dc.contributor.author Gotterbarn, D. W. en
dc.date.accessioned 2008-11-24T13:33:42Z
dc.date.available 2008-11-24T13:33:42Z
dc.date.issued 2001-07-01 en
dc.identifier.citation Gotterbarn, D.W. (2001) Informatics and professional responsibility. Science and Engineering Ethics, 7(2), pp. 221-230
dc.identifier.issn 1353-3452 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2086/233
dc.description Many problems in software development can be traced to a narrow understanding of professional responsibility. This paper examines ways in which software developers have tried to avoid accepting responsibility for their work. After cataloguing various types of responsibility avoidance, an expanded concept of positive responsibility is introduced. It is argued that the adoption of this sense of positive responsibility will reduce many problems in software development. This provocative paper continues to have impact most recently being reprinted as a book chapter in Computer Ethics, ed. John Weckert, Ashgate 2007. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Springer Verlag en
dc.subject RAE 2008
dc.subject UoA 23 Computer Science and Informatics
dc.title Informatics and professional responsibility en
dc.type Article en
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11948-001-0043-5 en
dc.researchgroup Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility


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