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Keith Sware

Re: An Adobe Wannbe?

This would be difficult to police and to manage. The idea of putting bad products / software / hardware onto some sort of naughty step, sounds good until you start to think through how it would work. If someone fixes their software bug, do they have a right to be removed from this red banner board, who is going to do that for them and which independent party is going to test their software to verify that the bug has disappeared. I think that some form of accreditation might be more workable, this would require a software house to pay for the testing to take place in order to get a Good/Healthy software kite mark. There are precedents for this such as fire safety regulations for electrical appliances when the law requires that manufactures who sell in the UK must comply with certain legal requirements.

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