Software Risk Management and Insurance
Authors: Orna Raz and Mary Shaw
Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Software Engineering
(Workshop on Economics-Driven Software Engineering Research), 2001.
How can we promote reuse of code, data and services? How can we make
it easier to combine on-line resources to perform specific tasks? One
serious impediment is the risk of relying on software that you do not
control, especially the difficulty of determining whether the
software is dependable enough for the specific task at hand. We
concentrate on one form of economic risk mitigation, insurance, and
explore its suitability for the software domain we are interested
in. After reviewing the basic principles of insurance we present some
feasible directions for dealing with software related issues and raise
some software engineering research challenges.
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