I just want your opinion on a situation/case study I been given for an assignment at university. I would like to use your opinions to make a critical summary and get opinion from computer professionals.
The situation i've been given is that a X works as a project manager and is working on medical equipment at the moment. X and his team have tested the equipment and found serious faults that can cause fatal consequences however regardless of this, company still wishes to go ahead and release the equipment. X has expressed his concerns about this to superiors.
I would like you opinions if you were in such a position - would you try and prevent equipment this from being released and if not and a fatal consequence did occur would you accept reliability. and also would you inform a third party of the malpractice outside the company your employed by in such a serious case? I have looked at the consequences all of this and acts and professional bodies that X may violate (like ACM) but would like to know what the majority of people would do so that I can draw up a conclusion.