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Re: [News] Vista Bugs Bounty Hunt Begins

__/ [ Erik Funkenbusch ] on Sunday 14 May 2006 10:13 \__

> On Sat, 13 May 2006 13:42:21 -0400, rapskat wrote:
>> On Sat, 13 May 2006 14:06:08 +0100, Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>>> Bounty for Vista coders who squish bugs at home
>>> ,----[ Quote ]
>>>| A top Microsoft engineer has thrown out a weekend challenge to the |
>>> Windows Vista team: Find and fix a bug in the current code and earn
>>> $100. |
>>>| The employee who installs the latest Vista build at home and |
>>> squashes the most bugs before Monday will get an extra $500. `----
>>> Only $100 per bug for a project of that scale?!?! Oh, well. I guess
>>> there is a limited budget of one billion dollars on that bug hunt...
>> If any other proof was needed as to why Open Source Software development
>> model is vastly superior to the proprietary, commercial closed model -
>> this has *got* to be it.
>> Though it does answer a long standing question as to why Windows is so
>> buggy...apparently because there just wasn't enough incentive for the
>> developers to fix it.  Reminds me of that scene from "Office Space".
> Oh, yes, you're right.  Such as stupid idea.
> http://www.mozilla.org/press/mozilla-2005-03-28.html

Users, *not* developers.

> http://www.gnome.org/bounties/Google.html

Ditto, but to quote *ONLY* the top 5:

        Improve login time
        Reduce Evolution memory usage
        Global memory analysis tool
        Use a mmap'able cache for fontconfig
        Live documentation editing

The troubles are few, no? Optimisation and documentation.

> http://www.gnome.org/bounties/OpenOffice.org.html

Funded by Novell (not Sun), won by users, not developers who are responsive
for the bugs.

Best wishes,


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