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".

#30 Missing the point

by Anon

Tuesday July 27th, 1999 3:15 PM

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Everybody seems to have missed the point of the article. It's not talking about bug reporting systems like Bugzilla. It's talking about which companies are willing to use the _word_ "bug" to describe errors in their products and which companies prefer to dance around the "issue." That said, basing the score on a single word is probably misleading as far as determining which companies acknowledge their responsibility for the quality (or lack thereof) of their software.