bugzilla situation

David Faure faure at kde.org
Wed Feb 22 17:06:59 GMT 2012

On Wednesday 22 February 2012 11:57:25 Parker Coates wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 22, 2012 at 10:23, Stefan Majewsky wrote:
> > On Wed, Feb 22, 2012 at 4:11 PM, David Faure wrote:
> >> "give rights to everyone, and remove rights when
> >> someone abuses them". This is also what we do for SVN/GIT, so why don't
> >> we do this for bugzilla? Presuming people are innocent upfront, rather
> >> than guilty> 
> > What we do for SVN/Git is to give rights not to everyone, but to
> > everyone who cares to ask. A certain very low barrier may help to keep
> > out people who intend to act in the heat of the moment. Plus new SCM
> > accounts need a supporter.
> Applicants for a developer account are also required give their real
> name. While this can easily be faked, I think that step has the
> psychological effect of implied responsibility. Someone is less likely
> to do deliberately stupid things if they do so under their own name
> than they are when calling themselves "turdNINJA1988".

OK, so forget the parallelism with SVN/GIT accounts.

The suggestion remains: to allow everyone to edit and close bugs, as is 
apparently the case in some other bug trackers.

David Faure, faure at kde.org, http://www.davidfaure.fr
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