Subject: Re: Bug Bounties. Making $ from bugzilla.
From: burton@openprivacy.org (Kevin A. Burton)
Date: 25 Nov 2001 12:38:56 -0800

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Ben Laurie <ben@algroup.co.uk> writes:

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> > I agree this is similar to SourceExchange, et al but there is one difference,
> > this is directly related around users and developers, not companies.
> 
> SourceXchange shut down, of course, which is not exactly a difference, but
> kinda relevant I feel.

Yes.  I talked to Brian (Behlendorf) about this.  He was very down on the
idea.  This was basically what I expected from someone who just had his dream
crushed.

A lot of ideas go though several revisions before they succeed (Palm is a good
example (if you consider that a success)).

I think that this is significantly different to work.

- - The system is distributed.  We don't need large corporate sponsorship.

- - The system supports microscopic issues as opposed to macroscopic issues.  SXC
  really tried to fix HUGE problems (port XEmacs to GTK, etc).

- - We fix bugs AND RFEs.

... etc.

Kevin

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