Informatics and professional responsibility
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.
Citation : Gotterbarn, D.W. (2001) Informatics and professional responsibility. Science and Engineering Ethics, 7(2), pp. 221-230
ISSN : 1353-3452
Research Group : Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility