Re: AKA Libertarians
"software engineer". Should I have to pass that test and pay for that license as well?
Well , you could just call yourself a Computer Programmer, and leave the engineering to the Engineers.
I suspect that remark will meet some resistance from the 'el Reg readers , but think about it .
We all get outraged if a toilet attendant appropriates the term Engineer , but the way I see it "Software Engineering" has similarly stolen the term and got away with it because its "technical".
I feel able to say this as an Engineer currently working as a Software Developer, or "Programmer" as i like to call it.