2004.03.10

They say open-source will never catch on…

Asa from the Mozilla Foundation says this:

Today in Bugzilla, over 350 bugs were resolved…

We have about 50,000 people who have ever reported a bug in Bugzilla. About 17,000 of those people are repeat reporters who account for about 200,000 reports.

Henrik Gemal is the top bug reporter with almost 2,600 bugs reported…

…more than 7,600 people have resolved at least one bug report.

Boris Zbarsky is our top bug resolver having personally put to rest over 7,700 bugs…

We’ve got a large and prosperous community of engineers and testers but there’s always room for more. Every week we’re growing those numbers, working with lots of new faces — people who have decided that they want to be involved with more than just an occasional bug report…

In reading that you might thing “Sheesh! Mozilla is full of bugs!” but consider that anyone can submit what they think might be a bug, and it might actually have already been submited (DUPLICATE) or might not even be a bug (NOTABUG.) The thing to focus on here is that the bugs are getting addressed, which is more than I can say for some software producing entities…

I know that not every piece of open-source software is Mozilla-like, but there are many projects and products out there that have similar stories, though the names are numbers might be different.

Oh, and way to go Henrik!

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