ethics - Software engineers shall commit themselves to...

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Software engineers shall commit themselves to making the analysis, specification, design, development, testing and maintenance of software a beneficial and respected profession. In accordance with their commitment to the health, safety and welfare of the public, software engineers shall adhere to the following Eight Principles: 1 PUBLIC - Software engineers shall act consistently with the public interest. 2 CLIENT AND EMPLOYER - Software engineers shall act in a manner that is in the best interests of their client and employer, consistent with the public interest. 3 PRODUCT - Software engineers shall ensure that their products and related modifications meet the highest professional standards possible. 4 JUDGMENT - Software engineers shall maintain integrity and independence in their professional judgment. 5 MANAGEMENT - Software engineering managers and leaders shall subscribe to and promote an ethical approach to the management of software development and maintenance. 6 PROFESSION - Software engineers shall advance the integrity and reputation of the profession consistent with the public interest. 7 COLLEAGUES - Software engineers shall be fair to and supportive of their colleagues. 8 SELF - Software engineers shall participate in lifelong learning regarding the practice of their profession and shall promote an ethical approach to the practice of the profession. PRINCIPLES Principle 1 PUBLIC Software engineers shall act consistently with the public interest. In particular, software engineers shall, as appropriate: 1.01. Accept full responsibility for their own work. 1.02. Moderate the interests of the software engineer, the employer, the client and the users with the public good. 1.03. Approve software only if they have a well-founded belief that it is safe, meets specifications, passes appropriate tests, and does not diminish quality of life, diminish privacy or harm the environment. The ultimate effect of the work should be to the public good. 1.04. Disclose to appropriate persons or authorities any actual or potential danger to the user, the public, or the environment, that they reasonably believe to be associated with software or related documents. 1.05. Cooperate in efforts to address matters of grave public concern caused by software, its installation, maintenance, support or documentation.
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1.06. Be fair and avoid deception in all statements, particularly public ones, concerning software or related documents, methods and tools. 1.07. Consider issues of physical disabilities, allocation of resources, economic disadvantage and other factors that can diminish access to the benefits of software. 1.08. Be encouraged to volunteer professional skills to good causes and to contribute to public education concerning the discipline. TOP
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