Murphy ’ s law , the fitness of evolving species , and the limits of software reliability

  title={Murphy ’ s law , the fitness of evolving species , and the limits of software reliability},
  author={Robert Brady and Ross J. Anderson and Robin C. Ball},
We tackle two problems of interest to the software assurance community. Firstly, existing models of software development (such as t he waterfall and spiral models) are oriented towards one-off software devel opment projects, while the growth of mass market computing has led to a world in which most software consists of packages which follow an evolutio nary development model. This leads us to ask whether anything interestin g and useful may be said about evolutionary development. We answer in… CONTINUE READING
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