Re: Getting good bug reports
> Brian May writes ("Re: Getting good bug reports"):
> > [ explanation of how reportbug is broken right now ]
> We could solve this if we can avoid the slippery slope problem.
> Or to put it another way, I would have no objection to an http
> submission interface to the BTS, provided that everyone understands
> and agrees that:
> * This interface is to be used only by reportbug
> * If any other bug reporting tool is written it needs separate
> consensus approval here (consensus as determined by owner@bugs)
> * Specifically, no-one is to write any web forms or GUIs which allow
> users to file bug reports in the Debian BTS.
I would also suggest that the protocol documentation should be in the
reportbug package, not on the bugs.debian.org website. And it should
include the restrictions I describe above (or some other wording that
owner@bugs approves of).