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The Manifesto for Responsible Software Development

The Manifesto for Responsible Software Development

Talk @JSUnConf 2016 in Hamburg

Nils Löwe

April 23, 2016
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  1. The Manifesto for Responsible Software Development
    How to be a #ResponsibleCoder
    http://manifesto.responsiblesoftware.org/

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  2. Software shapes and changes
    our world

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  3. (Source: landrover.com)

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  4. (Source: )
    http://davidhellmann.com

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  5. (Source: )
    http://www.telephonecollecting.org

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  6. Ok, but what's the problem?

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  7. Ebay Hacked
    128.000.000 active users affected

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  8. Sony Hacked
    75.000.000 users affected (incl. payment data)

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  9. "Energetic Bear", "Stuxnet", ...
    Remote controlling utility companies...

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  10. Ransomware, Locky, ...
    Blackmailing hospitals, city councils, ...

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  11. Heartbleed
    Security vulnerability in OpenSSL affects 500,000 Web sites

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  12. VW emission scandal
    Modi ed motor software detects test systems and reduces
    power (emssions)

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  13. Ebay Hacked (again)
    "Fun project" enables XSS attacks: http://www.jsfuck.com/

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  14. Ok, but why do you tell me?

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  15. We make these things possible!

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  16. Hippocratic Oath: 500 BC
    The Obligation of the Engineer: 1922
    Software?

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  17. 2015
    The Manifesto for Responsible
    Software Development
    http://manifesto.responsiblesoftware.org/

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  18. I am ethically responsible for my decisions
    and I will act according to my conscience.
    The impact of software is growing continuously in all areas of our
    lives. I acknowledge the consequences to humanity and the
    environment that evolve from our work.

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  19. I will not develop software that is intended
    to violate human rights and civil liberties.
    It is increasingly possible to violate personal and human rights with
    the use of software as the boundaries between real and digital world
    become blurred.
    I know that I can't control software once it is released so I have a
    responsibility to consider the potential for my software to violate
    people’s right before I start to implement it. I will reject projects
    which facilitate this abuse.

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  20. I will be worthy of the faith in me as an
    expert of my profession.
    The possible negative consequences of the improper use of complex
    software are inconceivable to most users. Therefore it is our
    responsibility as software developers to communicate the
    boundaries of proper use clearly.
    When I realize that a software that I released is not applicable
    anymore, my minimum responsibility is to let potential and existing
    users know.

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  21. I will collect only the data that is essential
    for my task. I will store it only as long as
    needed.
    My applications are likely to collect personal information. I will
    safeguard this, and use it only as the provider of the information
    intended. I will treat their data as if it were my own.

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  22. I will do my very best to prevent the waste
    of energy and resources.
    The increasing number of devices that contain software has a strong
    impact on the global use of resources and energy.

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  23. I make these promises solemnly, freely and
    upon my honor.

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  24. Are you a
    #ResponsibleCoder?
    Sign the Manifesto at http:/
    /manifesto.responsiblesoftware.org/

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  25. Do you want to help?
    Spread the word!
    http:/
    /manifesto.responsiblesoftware.org/

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  26. Thank you!
    @NilsLoewe
    http:/
    /manifesto.responsiblesoftware.org/

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