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".

#49 I want this guy's job...

by Anon

Thursday July 29th, 1999 5:37 PM

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Let's see... The guy spends, at most, an hour visiting a few web sites and does a search on the word "bug." Then he spends maybe 15 minutes writig pithy comments and pulling letter grades out of thin air.

Emails the story to the editor & attaches the following note "Ed- here's the story I've been working on for the past week." Then he gets a nice paycheck.

Sounds like he's got a nice scam going.