Lecture36 - EthicalIssuesinComputer Science CSCI 328, Fall...

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1 Ethical Issues in Computer  Science   CSCI 328, Fall 2011 Session 36 More Professional Ethics
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2 Licensing Licensing is a legal means of regulating who can engage in certain activities. Texas licenses software engineers. Only state to do so Computer experts in private practice who advertise as "software engineer" must be licensed. Employees working on software need not be licensed. Only 64 licenses issued (as of 2009 writing of Johnson's book)
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Problems with Licensing Computer Professionals Establishing and maintaining license regulations is expensive. Cost-benefit ratio is high if only a few people are licensed. Standards and tests are controversial. (Why?) Body of Knowledge hard to define. Broad range of knowledge in CS, CSE, etc. No full agreement on academic accreditation. No full agreement on regulations for licensing. Licensing stand-off: Professional societies do not have power to license. Thus, they cannot enforce standards of practice and ethics.
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Lecture36 - EthicalIssuesinComputer Science CSCI 328, Fall...

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