Launchpad bug workflow change

Scott Kitterman ubuntu at
Tue Jun 19 23:03:03 UTC 2007

On Tuesday 19 June 2007 18:36, Henrik Nilsen Omma wrote:
> Scott Kitterman wrote:
> > On Tuesday 19 June 2007 17:59, Henrik Nilsen Omma wrote:
> >> If you are not a developer then it is misleading to set it to In
> >> Progress because nobody is actually working on the fix and it may never
> >> be fixed.
> >
> > Um, non-developers work on fixes all the time.  I did a bunch of them
> > before I was a developer and I sponsor other people's work now that I am
> > one.  This just isn't correct.
> OK, so I should have said 'Ubuntu developer' (member of core dev or
> MOTU) instead of 'developer'. Lots of fixes are being worked on by
> upstreams or other non-Ubuntu developers all the time, but we don't mark
> a bug as In Progress unless someone is working on a fix in Ubuntu, or at
> least in a remote bugtracker to which we have set an upstream task.
> We would encourage anyone who is a developer to join MOTU and later
> core-dev so you can upload fixes directly. If you submit useful patches
> you would also very easily qualify for ubuntu-qa.

Yes and I was in -qa before I was a 'developer', but that's not the point.

There are people who aren't in any team who get their work sponsored by people 
who are.  You've now changed the system to make it harder for those people to 
assign themselves bugs they are working on.  By extension, you've added work 
for those of us who will be asked to do it for them.

Not progress in my book.

Scott K

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