__/ [ 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.
Users, *not* developers.
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.
Funded by Novell (not Sun), won by users, not developers who are responsive
for the bugs.
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