Subject: Re: Bug Bounties. Making $ from bugzilla.
From: Bernard Lang <Bernard.Lang@inria.fr>
Date: Mon, 26 Nov 2001 16:05:34 +0100

On Sun, Nov 25, 2001 at 08:16:21PM -0800, Ian Lance Taylor wrote:
> 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.
> 

how high does the figure have to be for people to actually cash a
check signed by Knuth ?    :-)

Bernard

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