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

Le Sat, Aug 31, 2002 at 08:30:15PM +0200, Michael Banck écrivait:
> On Fri, Aug 30, 2002 at 06:48:39PM +0200, Raphael Hertzog wrote:
> > Do you have a log of this discussion ? I'd be interested in the
> > details...
> I've got a log of the discussion at
> http://people.debian.org/~mbanck/debbugs-log

Thanks ! I've read it, it looks promising. One thing that was
mentionned but not very elaborated is the relation it can have with
MIA maintainers. A good way to fix the bug is to find a new maintainer
if the current one is MIA ... Maybe a special bonus can be given
if the maintainer changes during the month (problem: several bugs of the
same package may be assigned to different persons).

In fact, the game could be extended by adding other sub-games with
other goals (all QA related) :
- finding a maintainer for an orphaned package
- finding co-maintainers for packages crippled with bugs
  (criteria: number of subscribers to the PTS and/or the Uploaders field)
- updating a package to follow latest policy if standards-version still
  is 2.x

The problem with those games is that they are more open to abuses ...
but maybe transparency would do it (posting a list of success to
debian-qa so that they can verify that the work has been correctly

Anyway, let's start with the "bug" game only, we can extend it
afterwards I guess.

Raphaël Hertzog -+- http://www.ouaza.com
Formation Linux et logiciel libre : http://www.logidee.com

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