Software Development, Intellectual Property Rights, and IT-Security

First Workshop on Economics and Information Security, University of California, Berkeley, May 16-17, 2002

05/2002: Robert A. Gehring

Publikationstyp: Sonstige
Publikationssprache: Englisch
Kategorie(n): Geistiges Eigentum


Within the last 60 years the process of both software development and deployment has undergone significant structural changes. I present here some of the cornerstones of the way software was freed from its hardware roots and how this had deep impact on the character of the software development process and its inherent values. Instead of focusing on technology issues outside of their context, I attribute many of the security problems we experience with today’s software to the described process, the institutional change associated with it, and its unintended results.