Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 10th May 2008 20:27 UTC, submitted by rosebug
Bugs & Viruses 1983. The year of the IBM PC XT, the Apple Lisa, Pioneer 10 leaving the solar system, and Hooters opening up shop in Florida. It's also the birthyear of a 25 year old BSD bug, squashed only a few days ago.
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RE: Comment by panzi
by BSDfan on Sat 10th May 2008 22:13 UTC in reply to "Comment by panzi"
BSDfan
Member since:
2007-03-14

hehe, It's older then me! :-)

Way to go OpenBSD developers! ;)

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RE[2]: Comment by panzi
by sakeniwefu on Sat 10th May 2008 22:52 in reply to "RE: Comment by panzi"
sakeniwefu Member since:
2008-02-26

Older than me too. This shows that Open Source only helps in solving the problems, not in detecting them.
Most people hate others' code, myself included. Hell, I even hate my own code when I haven't looked at it for a while.

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RE[3]: Comment by panzi
by google_ninja on Sat 10th May 2008 23:00 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by panzi"
google_ninja Member since:
2006-02-05

Gotta love those "Who the hell wrote this piece of...... oh." moments

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RE[3]: Comment by panzi
by modmans2ndcoming on Sun 11th May 2008 00:45 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by panzi"
modmans2ndcoming Member since:
2005-11-09

Cripes I am old.

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RE[3]: Comment by panzi
by rockwell on Tue 13th May 2008 16:21 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by panzi"
rockwell Member since:
2005-09-13

Er .. if you're under 25, you really haven't written much code. Trust me.

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RE[3]: Comment by panzi
by apotheon on Tue 13th May 2008 21:19 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by panzi"
apotheon Member since:
2008-02-05

This shows that Open Source only helps in solving the problems, not in detecting them.


Actually, this doesn't show that at all. To show that it doesn't help detecting bugs, you'd need some closed source examples that match the open source examples, and the number of examples would have to be statistically significant, at least. One example of a bug that wasn't reported to the people who matter does not prove that open source development models don't help with detecting bugs.

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