Subject: Re: FSBs, mechanized documentation, and (meta-)data licenses
From: simo <s@ssimo.org>
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.

Simo.