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Re: Why aren't software architects held accountable?

Accountability must be measured against the importance of the risks at sake.
I do believe that the guy behind a software defect that would cause the loss of lives or billions of € will definitely be identified, his role understood and will be held accountable, even if he has no certification.
We all heard stories about people in the software industry paying late fees, or being sued for copyright violation, or facing jail for spreading viruses.
I personnaly feel accountable for even the smallest typo in the user guide of an application I've designed. If anyone ever feel they've been impacted by something wrong I've done or overseen, I step forward and take the blame. And I think every software architect feels the same way. And the fact that this kind of defect doesn't make it to the headline news of the local TV channel doesn't mean we're not accountable for it. It just means that the consequences are very limited.

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