Linked by Eugenia Loli on Fri 18th Jan 2008 10:38 UTC, submitted by glyphobet
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Glyphobet writes "I've largely stopped reporting bugs to Ubuntu because of the condescending and dismissive attitude from their developers. Until Ubuntu's bug management culture starts to change, people like me, who can actually help make Ubuntu better, will be less and less likely to contribute."
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Karma system
by kmarius on Fri 18th Jan 2008 11:13 UTC
kmarius
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2005-06-30

A problem with open source is that a lot of developers only cares about functionality that they use themselves. With unpaid contributers, this is understandable since they donate their own time. And we can't complain about how people use their own time :-)

Perhaps they could introduce some sort of karma system, where each bug you fix adds to your score. The number of points could be a combination of severity, age and complexity.

A trivial bug doesn't give many points when it is reported, but will accumulate extra points for each month it is not fixed.

This might give them added incentive to also do the boring jobs. When the bugs are not interesting, perhaps the extra recognition will help?

Edited 2008-01-18 11:16 UTC

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