Subject: Re: Bug Bounties. Making $ from bugzilla.
From: Ian Lance Taylor <ian@airs.com>
Date: 25 Nov 2001 20:16:21 -0800

burton@openprivacy.org (Kevin A. Burton) writes:

> > Bug bounties are potentially quite harmful in this regard.  They work where
> > the development, bugfixing, and project management are tightly integrated.
> > TeX comes to mind.  In this case, it's a bounty paid by Knuth to anyone who
> > finds a bug in TeX.  The bounty has been rarely paid.
> 
> How many claims has there been?  If I remember correctly the bounty is less
> than $5.00...

Knuth doubles the bug bounty each time (he certainly has guts).  The
current bounty for finding a bug in TeX is $327.68.

Ian