Punishing the User of Buggy Code

It’s bad enough to subject users to your software, but it’s another to hold them criminally liable for your bugs:

    Prosecutors are considering criminal charges against casino gamblers who won big on a slot machine that had been installed with faulty software.

More than the Target usability lawsuit, developers are watching this legal proceeding because, in developer logic, if one is prosecuted for using buggy software, one will not use buggy software; that is, the software developers write will suddenly be bug-free under penalty of law.

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