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Re: [opensuse] Novell Please make Bugzilla for OpenSuse really Open.
  • From: Dave Howorth <dhoworth@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 06 Feb 2007 11:25:24 +0000
  • Message-id: <45C865A4.2000900@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
John Andersen wrote:
>>>> I's like to suggest that bugs related to openSuse be made available
>>>> to the internet as a whole by allowing them to be crawled and indexed
>>>> by google, yahoo, and any other search engines that want them.

I agree with this suggestion and also with Darryl's additional reason in
a separate message, so would like to understand how to make progress.
The discussion at the moment does not seem to be going anywhere.

Stephan Binner wrote:
>>> I would rather enjoy a Bugzilla speed-up rather than it being even slower
>>> because of bots crawling it all the time... :-)
>> Well perhaps Novell can use all that money they got from Microsoft
>> to buy some new hardware. Are you calling for donations in this regard?

Juergen Weigert wrote:
> First step firt, please.
> There is no need to suggest solutions as long as Novell management
> does not know there is a problem.

Do you mean that Novell management need to be informed of (a) a
performance problem with bugzilla or (b) the lack of indexing of
bugzilla ? Should Suse employees inform Novell management or should
general Suse users? What channels should be used to make such

Is Novell actually likely to do anything? If they do not, is there an
alternative strategy of forking the bugzilla and running an open version
for opensuse?

Having a bugzilla for a supposedly open project organized in such a way
that users and potential contributors cannot see some bugs seems to me
to be a serious and fundamental flaw in an open project!

Cheers, Dave
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