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broseph111012d*angry face* ...fair though. We aren’t held to account for most of our screwups.
M1sf3t350712d@zyrolasting i'm guessing you haven't been keeping up with the news lately. Those required regs and licenses are on their way, along with all the bureaucracy and expense to go with them.
The only question remaining is whether it's really security they're worried about or is it just that certain parties are upset that the cookie jar doesn't have an opening large enough for them to fit their greedy, grubby paws in 🤔
badwiring11912dThis is tricky. I'm all for accountability, but what we do is inherently problematic and rarely done in a vacuum.
I recently worked for a team where I was forced to modify some really messy code that maintained state in unusual ways, and the class did too many things. I wasn't allowed to clean that up. It's the sort of thing where I would tell anyone, "Don't do this - it's confusing and makes defects more likely."
I unit tested my code, but it went to production without any load testing, had some ugly impact, and had to be rolled back.
Despite all of the circumstances, I hate what happened because it was my code. At the same time, I never would have written something that made such a defect easy to introduce, and I would have fixed it if I could.
I feel accountable, but at the same time I realize that we just have to live with it. If no one points fingers, I don't point fingers.
kgbemployee224412dInteresting point of view. Never thought about it that way.
M1sf3t350712d@zyrolasting just goin on intuition mostly. I started working on an idea for a cooperative labor network a year or two ago for the same reasons you just mentioned and at some point it occurred to me that the govt should cut the shit and set up a similar thing so I started putting all the pieces together as to why they haven't as I went along.
These new "security" issues with the big companies that everyone uses is just the tip of whats to come. To put it simply, software is where the automotive was back in the 40's and 50's when you could still feasibly stand a chance at forming your on car company.
We're now entering the 60's and 70's, when all the small automakers got choked out by regulations and had no choice but to sell to the likes of Ford, Gm, Dodge...
Or in this case most Fb, google, Ms, apple, etc. Eventually even linux will be forced to run solely with their propr. distros b/c the liability would be too much for them to stay attached to the open source comm.
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