Subject: Re: FSBs, mechanized documentation, and (meta-)data licenses
From: simo <>
Date: Sat, 11 Mar 2006 12:01:22 -0500

On Sat, 2006-03-11 at 00:56 -0800, Rich Morin wrote:
> Clearly, there has to be some group of people who have access
> to the bug database.  In some efforts, this includes the world.
> In others, it only includes anointed developers.  Be that as it
> may, the same folks who have access to the bug database should,
> arguably, have access to information derived from it.

The problem with harvesting mechanically bug databases or even source
codes is quality. How do you choose gold pieces and scrap waste ?
A mechanized system is not able to distinguish between an insightful bug
report and crap.

If you end up with too much waste in the result people will not use it.