[LINK] "New Laws: Thou Shalt Patch"
Thu, 2 Aug 2001 12:47:31 +1000
On Wed, Aug 01, 2001 at 03:06:03PM +1000, Howard Lowndes wrote:
> I wonder if the answer might be a form of professional licencing.
> You need a licence to practice medicine.
> You need a licence to practice law.
> You need a licence to drive a car and it is graded.
> You need a licence to fly a plane and it is also graded.
> Any idiot can administer a network without any training or experience.
> <ducks and runs for cover (8-)>
Not true in the case of lawyers who work as employees.
Most systems administrators work as employees, so
by analogy would be exempt as well.
The licencing of lawyers (and medicos i believe) and even builders,
is required when they offer services to the public.
Driving a car on your own property similarly requires no
licence. Even on a driveway that connects to the public roads.