Subject: Re: Bug Bounties. Making $ from bugzilla.
From: "Karsten M. Self" <>
Date: Mon, 26 Nov 2001 23:56:52 -0800
Mon, 26 Nov 2001 23:56:52 -0800
on Tue, Nov 27, 2001 at 01:15:24PM +0900, Stephen J. Turnbull ( wrote:

> But there is, at least between pure volunteer OSS and the proprietary
> model you described.  It's just not generalized like your bug bounty
> exchange.  It's called by various names: Aladdin, Altrasoft (defunct),
> Apache, (defunct), Crynwr, Cygnus, Linuxcare (defunct?),

In the best Monty Python fasion, it's not dead yet.  LinuxCare's
recently secured a new CEO, and continues business operations (albeit
greately reduced from its peak).

Software in general has been a volatile industry.  The picture Stephen's
painted is fairly grim, but would be little different on the proprietary
side of the fence.  Significantly, the projects pursued by the defunct
companies all persist (or are supersceded by superior, and in some cases
derivative, projects).


Karsten M. Self <>
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