Discovery in Negligence Analysis: Evolution of a Sufficiently Safe Spec

Foaad Khosmood and Clark Turner
Proceedings of the Seventh IASTED International Conference on Software Engineering and Applications (SEA)
Marina del Rey, CA
November, 2003
Negligence liability is a rapidly increasing area of concern for software engineers and designers. The implications of negligence are sufficiently severe that most companies can no longer ignore the legal consequences of engineering design decisions [1][2]. As engineers and industry participants, it is our duty to balance the interests of public safety against our own profits. This paper continues previous work [3] toward a comprehensive software process augmented to include preliminary legal tasks and milestones.
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