Software Engineering Code of Ethics and Professional Practice

I discovered today this essential document any software engineer should always keep in mind. It was written in 1999 by the ACM/IEEE-CS Joint Task Force on Software Engineering Ethics and Professional Practices and approved as the standard for teaching and practicing software engineering. The full version is a must read.

In my very personal opinion, a lot of the ideas expressed through the preamble and the eight principles in the document, motivate and support the free software movement and go directly against (not only software) patents.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *