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".

#32 Missing the point

by brobinson

Tuesday July 27th, 1999 7:05 PM

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Is it against the law for a company not to use the word bug? Why not "known issue" (this is the one I'd most expect), "problem", or "flaw"? Doing one search ("bug") is stupid. This article must have taken 5 minutes to slap together. Yes, a bug can be caused by the operating system. Especially ones known for containing a few thousand of them (Win95).