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MSNBC Gives Netscape Bug Reporting an 'F'

Monday July 26th, 1999

Ben Gertzfield writes, "Get this -- MSNBC is grading different corporations on how good their public bug-tracking systems are.

And, of course, being a MS-run site, they give Netscape an F because they couldn't find bugzilla.

How sad. Netscape is the ONE corp that's good enough to make all of its bugs totally public AND release their bug-tracking software as open source software, and MSNBC has to pull a stunt like this. See the article link for the exact text."

To find out about the quality of a company's bug reporting system, they do a search on "bug".


#22 Maybe Reason

by spacecow <spacecow@mis.net>

Tuesday July 27th, 1999 8:53 AM

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Now before you attack, by my sheer existance at this site, I'm obviously a fan of moz, and like most fans, not to great with microsoft. However, I seriously disagree with those of you who pull microsoft as a conspiracy in an MSNBC news story. MSNBC rates right up there with fox news with me, but just because it has MS in the name doesn't mean microsoft has a hand in it's dealings. Common sense should tell you that MSNBC has editorial rights away from microsoft, and that they probably don't have anyone to answer to there about such decisions as rating a 'c-' or a 'f' to certain companies. Not to mention that it doesn't sound like a particularly intelligent staffer did this, or that a particularly large amount of work went into it. If microsoft does something, we all should know, it's a gala affair with every available resource pulled in. This is just a stupid writer, and it's really silly to bring in the MS part of the thing into this. I'm sure they don't want to ruin their cred, and it doesn't take a brilliant person to make the connection, so I be they stay on their toes for this stuff.

Also, if this were vindiction, wouldn't they be anti-everyone but microsoft, because microsoft is in competition with every single one of those companies.