Software Security in a Flat World

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The developer anthem entitled “My epitaph” that was specially commissioned by Saltmarch Media and performed by India’s leading rock band Motherjane during the Great Indian Developers Summit of 2010 highlights how the shrinking (flattening) of the world has impacted the life of developer. This “geek god” is considered to be “a human architect in the digital crucible…one of the zillion unsung heroes” putting in place “the ones and zeroes.” But he’s unknown, “behind the a screen”. The song ends with these words: “You see the world is so much smaller these days. How could something so small take away my face?”

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