Issue No. 06 - Nov.-Dec. (2011 vol. 13)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MITP.2011.96
Keith W. Miller , University of Illinois at Springfield
<p>IT professionals often ask, "If I'm ethically responsible for any errors in the software that I develop, then how can I release any software to the public? After all, I can't be sure that it's perfect." This is a fair question for any computer ethicist. Reviewing the work of the ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle helps find the balance between the pitfalls of cowardice and recklessness when it comes to releasing software.</p>
Keywords: Ethics, information technology, Aristotle, courageous computing
K. W. Miller, "Courageous Computing," in IT Professional, vol. 13, no. , pp. 12-13, 2011.