Re: [SystemSafety] a discursion stimulated by recent discussions of alleged safety-critical software faults in automobile software

From: Mike Ellims < >
Date: Mon, 11 Nov 2013 15:45:01 -0000


Martyn,

> Why would I care, if the result is better software?

Because even if the software were perfect; if the analysis that led to the software were flawed, the software could still be dangerous because of factors outside of the software but still with the consumer product. For instance with the architecture of the hardware...

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From: systemsafety-bounces_at_xxxxxx [mailto:systemsafety-bounces_at_xxxxxx Martyn Thomas
Sent: 11 November 2013 15:10
To: systemsafety_at_xxxxxx Subject: Re: [SystemSafety] a discursion stimulated by recent discussions of alleged safety-critical software faults in automobile software

Mike

Why would I care, if the result is better software?

Sure, there may be other problems in the fictional company. Maybe something will cause them to fix those, too.

Martyn

On 11/11/2013 14:56, Mike Ellims wrote:
> Martyn,
>
> Was bad software the whole cause of your purely fictional series of
> events, or were there perhaps deeper issues of which poor software was
> but a single, if perhaps the most obvious manifestation?
>
> Cheers.



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