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Manifesto for Responsible Software Development

In order to foster a free and fair society I affirm that I will practice my profession with responsibility and with dignity. I will abide by the following principles:

I am ethically responsible for my decisions and I will act according to my conscience.

The impact of software is growing continuously in all areas of our lives. I acknowledge the consequences to humanity and the environment that evolve from our work.

I will not develop software that is intended to violate human rights and civil liberties.

It is increasingly possible to violate personal and human rights with the use of software as the boundaries between real and digital world become blurred.

I know that I can't control software once it is released so I have a responsibility to consider the potential for my software to violate people’s rights before I start to implement it. I will reject projects which facilitate this abuse.

I will be worthy of the faith in me as an expert of my profession.

The possible negative consequences of the improper use of complex software are inconceivable to most users. Therefore it is our responsibility as software developers to communicate the boundaries of proper use clearly.

When I realize that a software that I released is not applicable anymore, my minimum responsibility is to let potential and existing users know.

I will collect only the data that is essential for my task. I will store it only as long as needed.

My applications are likely to collect personal information. I will safeguard this, and use it only as the provider of the information intended. I will treat their data as if it were my own.

I will do my very best to prevent the waste of energy and resources.

The increasing number of devices that contain software has a strong impact on the global use of resources and energy.

I make these promises solemnly, freely and upon my honor.

I sign the Manifesto for Responsible Software Development

I am ethically responsible for my decisions and I will act according to my conscience.

I will not develop software that is intended to violate human rights and civil liberties.

I will be worthy of the faith in me as an expert of my profession.

I will collect only the data that is essential for my task. I will store it only as long as needed.

I will do my very best to prevent the waste of energy and resources.

I make these promises solemnly, freely and upon my honor.

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All these people take responsibility for their work!

Nils Löwe
Friederike Löwe
Jan Ahrens
Christoph Mewes
Philip Müller
Helga Karafiat
Sabrina Wranke
Andy Hunt
Florian Zeidler
Matt Duffy
Maik Schmidt
Mel Riffe
Michael Triantafelow
Dave Ruske
Dave Strock
Stefan Schmidt
Anthony Palumbi
Dale Alleshouse
Steve Merrick
Thomas Ehardt
Jeremy Weiland
Akanksha
Jonathan Durant
ruowen wang
Julio Biason
Choucri FAHED
Radek Falhar
Adam Berry
Terence Tuhinanshu
Kimberly Blessing
Nancy Massey
Rolf Haakon
Bart Enkelaar
Jens Hausherr
Karsten Langeloh
Javier Tiá
Giacomo Russo
Alessio Fachechi
Kad Dembele
Hares Faiez
Alberto Acerbis
Antonello Giuseppe Bianchi
Gaston Verelst
Thiago Rebouças Linhares
Rick Langdon
Tony Curcio
David Lojudice Sobrinho
Gustavo Zapico
Daniel Antonio Macias Espinoza
Nicholas Christiny
Janhavi
Panos Parisis
Sundarraj Kaushik
Manish Bhatia
William Notowidagdo
Javad Norouzi
Tiago Griffo
Eduardo R. Puntel
Baekjun Lim
Peter Svedberg
Yoo Seongyeon
Austin Hwang
Gihun Yi
Oh Sunghoon
Douglas Carlyle Flora Batista
Ajoy Bhatia
Cori D. Farris
Ali Ghafoori
JaeHong Park
Paolo Musolino
David Trinh
Leonard Daume
Kevin Straßer
JongGyu Park
Carlos Ponce
Oshan Wisumperuma
Sergey
Marcello Roehrssen
Gunnar Zötl
Johannes Link
Jan "Egga" Hartung
Stephan Roth
Görge Albrecht
Ali MoezGholami
Steffen Gemkow
Martin Körner
Andres
Holger Machens
Homer Simpson
Flash gordon
Elliot Blackburn
Lee Hartford
Alexis Maestre-Saborit
Jorin Vogel
Bernhard Rode
Clarence Mitchell
Ivo Augusto
Herbert Weihmann
Alex Rudall
Kyeok Kim
Qaiser Abbasi