Software Engineering Code of Ethics and Professional Practice

Donald Gotterbarn, Keith Miller, Simon Rogerson, Steve Barber, Peter Barnes, Ilene Burnstein, Michael Davis, Amr El-Kadi, N. Ben Fairweather, Milton Fulghum, N. Jayaram, Tom Jeweth, Mark Kanko, Ernie Kallman, Duncan Langford, Joyce Currie Little, Ed Mechler, Manuel J. Norman, Douglas Phillips, Peter Ron PrinzivalliPatrick Sullivan, John Weckert, Vivian Weil, S. Weisband, Laurie Honour Werth

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The Software Engineering Code of Ethics and Professional Practice, intended as a standard for teaching and practicing software engineering, documents the ethical and professional obligations of software engineers. The code should instruct practitioners about the standards society expects them to meet, about what their peers strive for, and about what to expect of one another. In addition, the code should also inform the public about the responsibilities that are important to the profession. Adopted in 2000 by the IEEE Computer Society and the ACM - two leading international computing societies - the code of ethics is intended as a guide for members of the evolving software engineering profession. The code was developed by a multinational task force with additional input from other professionals from industry, government posts, military installations, and educational professions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)231-238
Number of pages8
JournalScience and Engineering Ethics
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2001


  • Code of ethics
  • Professional responsibility
  • Software engineeringthe

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Issues, ethics and legal aspects
  • Health Policy
  • Management of Technology and Innovation


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