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From reading Nancy Leveson's paper, I get the impression she probably does know the programmer's name, but little or nothing beyond that, and has chosen not to publicise his name. (She probably thinks that is the ethical course of action.) The lawsuit depositions to which she refers, quite likely include his name, but not much else. You would think you would remember the name and gender of a former colleague, but that doesn't mean you could answer any questions about his past work experience or qualifications – most of us know very little of our current colleagues' past work experience or qualifications – even when they tell us, that kind of information often isn't very memorable.

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