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Safety-critical software certification and why free software (audio only)

Presented by: Dr. William Cooper Davidon


In safety-critical software, mistakes and errors can be lethal. Recent accidents with the Boeing 737 Max Aircraft illustrate the failure of proprietary software required to have undergone careful review following the F.A.A.'s DO-178x certification process. Governments and the people they represent must strongly consider requiring free software to be used for safety-critical code implementations. Free software offers transparency and a much higher level of review than what is possible with proprietary software.

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10 months, 2 weeks ago

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