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Ethical Treatment of Software

By dspeacock ·

New York, NJ, Apr. 1 -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Software (PETS) announced today that seven more software companies have been added to the group's "watch list" of companies that regularly practice software testing.

"There is no need for software to be mistreated in this way so that companies like these can market new products," said Ken Granola, spokesperson for PETS. "Alternative methods of testing these products are available."

According to PETS, these companies force software to undergo lengthly and arduous tests, often without rest for hours or days at a time. Employees are assigned to "break" the software by any means necessary, and inside sources report that they often joke about "torturing" the software.

"It's no joke," said Granola. "Innocent programs, from the day they are compiled, are cooped up in tiny rooms and 'crashed' for hours on end. They spend their whole lives on dirty, ill-maintained computers, and are unceremoniously deleted when they're not needed anymore." Granola said the software is kept in unsanitary conditions and is infested with bugs.

"We know alternatives to this horror exist," he said, citing industry giant Microsoft Corp. as a company that has become extremely successful without resorting to software testing.

PETS is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of software programs and promoting alternatives to software testing.

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by CharlieSpencer In reply to Ethical Treatment of Soft ...

I enjoyed it, even if it looks like no one else noticed it.

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check the date

by dspeacock In reply to Nice.

of the press release :-) :-)

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Most Excellent

by Tig2 In reply to Ethical Treatment of Soft ...

New York, NJ???

Although I have to admit, I took a second look. My mind transformed the dateline to Newark. A "see what you want to see" moment.

While close, this organisation at least is not infringing on the acronym of one of my favourites- PETA... People Eating Tasty Animals...

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Don't believe a word of it

by NickNielsen In reply to Ethical Treatment of Soft ...

I've heard of this Granola guy, and he's mostly nuts.

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But wait

by Tig2 In reply to Don't believe a word of i ...

Aren't there some fruits too???

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Andeven a flake or two...

by NickNielsen In reply to But wait
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I will be

by Michael Jay In reply to Ethical Treatment of Soft ...

writing a check to help the cause on April 1 2007 in the amount of 1,000,000.00.

I hope that this will help.

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Let me guess

by dspeacock In reply to I will be

The check's in the mail!!!!

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Its reassuring

by Shellbot In reply to Ethical Treatment of Soft ...

to know that MS are a part of the group that do not engage in this horrible testing :)

they are true industry leaders

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Alien Analysis

by tptuohy In reply to Ethical Treatment of Soft ...

I have also heard that Alien Abductions of Software in Testing (read torture) have occured. These alian fiends aparently take the subject software into Quadrant Alpha (QA) for virtual months at a time before returning them to their normal resident storage

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