Bug workflow - a wider view

Scott Kitterman ubuntu at kitterman.com
Thu Jul 5 04:58:47 BST 2007

On Wednesday 04 July 2007 03:05, Martin Pitt wrote:
> Hi Scott,
> Scott Kitterman [2007-07-03 16:19 -0400]:
> > I think that the page as it stands continues the, IMO flawed,
> > perspective that the only people that fix bugs are people who are
> > developers.
> That's rather a problem of the definition of 'developer'. This is not
> limited to 'people who are in the MOTU team', which is the subset of
> developers which earned enough credit to be able to upload to Ubuntu.
> Of course there are a whole lot more developers outside: upstream
> authors, technically inclined users who send patches here and there,
> and so on.
> The great thing about FOSS is that there is no need for a strict
> distinction between 'user' and 'developer'. Everyone can be both, to
> varying degrees.

Right.  Which is pretty much a good summary of why I think the idea of 
limiting who can set bug assignments and inprogress is not a good one.  Looks 
to me like the wiki page was updated along these lines and that's great.

Scott K

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