Re: Ethics, morals in documentation?

Subject: Re: Ethics, morals in documentation?
From: Bruce Byfield <bbyfield -at- progeny -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 05 Apr 2001 12:50:22 -0700

Katie Kearns wrote:
> I don't think it would *really* bother me. As long as what they're doing is
> legal, it's legal. It's not up to companies to make moral judgements about
> their customers.

I don't think that legality should enter into the issue. Legality
and morality are not synonymous. In many cases, they have only a
passing connection with each other.

The fact that something is legal does not free me from moral
obligation. Nor will I abdicate the responsibility to make my own
moral decisions to the state, nor anyone else.

Bruce Byfield 604.421.7177 bbyfield -at- progeny -dot- com

"I've tuned up my fiddle, I've rosined my bow,
I've sung of the clans and the clear crystal fountains,
I can tell you the roads and the miles to Dundee,
>From the back of Alaska's wild mountains."
-Brian McNeill, Battlefield Band, "The Roving Dies Hard"


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