[BSDCert] code of ethics
juwiley at yahoo.com
Sun Sep 11 04:41:45 EDT 2005
I'll add a small contribution to the code of ethics debate...
Doctors have to obey a code of ethics, lawyers do, MBA programs require
Are system administrators any less important then these people? Would
you not want the sysad at your ISP to have at least considered the
moral and legal implications to reading your mail? Wouldn't you want
to be able to scorn the certified BSD ad who sets up a massive spam
farm. Wouldnt you want to be able to tell a reporter: "he/she broke
the code, we are not all hackers, we tell people not to do this". Isnt
about time software developers and admins started self-regulating
(instead of having to endure more Computer Misuse Acts).
Open source software is based on community standards, one of those
standards is ethical behavior (no backdoors, no spam etc), shouldnt an
open source cert be based on those standards too?
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