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Comment Re:This proposal is a little like "software patent (Score 2) 456

This is silly. First off, the Firestone thing caused DEATH. So if a software malfunction/bug caused DEATH because of the malfunction/bug, whoever wrote it should absolutely get sued for writing bad software. Just like malpractice suits. It's DEATH because of poor quality.

Off of that tangent, I think this is a great idea. Maybe software will come out slower because people are being more thorough. Maybe software will have a higher quality because people spend the time rather than rush it. Maybe it creates a whole new insurance industry for programmer's insurance.

Do you want missile guidance systems to have software bugs in them? Do you want your financial institution to "lose your accounts" because of bugs in the software? This is serious stuff folks. It's time to get serious about it.

I personally don't think it'll hurt the little guys at all unless they're creating bad software. In which case, maybe it should hurt them.

Artificial intelligence has the same relation to intelligence as artificial flowers have to flowers. -- David Parnas