Subject: Re: bug lists
From: Scott Goehring <>
Date: Thu, 30 Apr 1998 09:25:08 -0500

"Jonathan" == Jonathan S Shapiro <> writes:

Jonathan> One of the commonly stated goals of Open Source has been
Jonathan> enabling third-party support.

Jonathan> If this is a goal, does it make sense to requrie that the
Jonathan> bug database(s) be publicly accessable?

This presumes that there is a bug database.  I don't think that all
that many open source projects have explicit bug databases.

Aside from that, maintaining a bug database itself is a substantial
added value.  Might even be worth paying for.