CSE 4317 Homework 5

Due: July 27, 2001 by midnight (no late submissions accepted)

Submit via email to holder@cse.uta.edu.

  1. Read the article "Does the Patent Office Respect the Software Community" by Gregory Aharonian in IEEE Software, Volume 16, Number 4, pages 87-89, 1999. This article is also reprinted in Bowyer, 2nd edition, on pages 296-298. Answer the following questions from Bowyer's worksheet on page 282, 2nd edition.

  2. Give a one-paragraph description and a reference to a recent event (last two years) involving health or environmental issues in the computer industry. This should be modeled after the incidents described in the "Additional Assignments" at the end of Chapter 9. Your event must be different from those already listed in the "Additional Assignments" section and under the Individual Presentation topics on the course web page.

  3. Give a one-paragraph description and a reference to a recent event (last two years) involving discrimination in the computer industry. This should be modeled after the incidents described in the "Additional Assignments" at the end of Chapter 10. Your event must be different from those already listed in the "Additional Assignments" section and under the Individual Presentation topics on the course web page.