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Re: "Bug of the month", or how to get people fixing bugs

On Fri, Aug 30, 2002 at 03:45:18AM +0100, Andrew Suffield wrote:
> [Obey M-F-T or die]

Funny.  Last followup I saw was on -devel...

> Here's the basic idea: turn bug-fixing into a game (a counterbalance
> to the huge quantities of time which moon-buggy and frozen-bubble have
> taken away from Debian development).
> People register to play, and each month, all the players are given
> three randomly selected bugs to tackle. Points are awarded to those
> whose assigned bugs get fixed during that month, with the idea being
> that people would endeavour to ensure their bugs get fixed swiftly, by
> whatever means they can (closing spurious bug reports, sending patches
> to the BTS, making NMUs, harassing the maintainer, or whatever).

I love it!  We'll see if it works...

Daniel Jacobowitz
MontaVista Software                         Debian GNU/Linux Developer

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