Rugged Software - iniciativa promove a segurança de software

Um doce para quem conseguir traduzir "rugged". Segundo os dicionários significa algo como rugoso, irregular, austero... O que é que isso tem que ver com segurança (num sentido positivo), ignoro.

O site da iniciativa está aqui: http://www.ruggedsoftware.org/ . Tem pouca informação mas há muita conversa sobre o tema pelos blogs.

Já agora, aqui fica:

The Rugged Software Manifesto
  • I am rugged... and more importantly, my code is rugged.
  • I recognize that software has become a foundation of our modern world.
  • I recognize the awesome responsibility that comes with this foundational role.
  • I recognize that my code will be used in ways I cannot anticipate, in ways it was not designed, and for longer than it was ever intended.
  • I recognize that my code will be attacked by talented and persistent adversaries who threaten our physical, economic, and national security.
  • I recognize these things - and I choose to be rugged.
  • I am rugged because I refuse to be a source of vulnerability or weakness.
  • I am rugged because I assure my code will support its mission.
  • I am rugged because my code can face these challenges and persist in spite of them.
  • I am rugged, not because it is easy, but because it is necessary... and I am up for the challenge.