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Re: Status of Bugzilla?
- From: Daniel Berlin <dan at dberlin dot org>
- To: Joel Sherrill <joel dot sherrill at OARcorp dot com>
- Cc: gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org
- Date: Thu, 7 Feb 2002 19:58:46 -0500 (EST)
- Subject: Re: Status of Bugzilla?
> OK. But Bugzilla uses the Mozilla Public License which is
> not compatible with the GPL. So ignoring technical issues,
> the proposal replaces a GPL program with a non-GPL program.
> Is that in and of itself enough reason for the project not
> to use it? I don't know. In matters like this, I defer
> to RMS and the FSF.
We've been through *this* before too.
GNOME uses bugzilla, and had replaced debbugs (a gpl program) with it too.
On issues like this, we defer to the SC if necessary, *NOT* RMS.
> > > I must be getting old.. I remember when people fixed free software
> > > rather than abandoning it. :)
> > We've been through this before.
> > >
> > > > I don't see the big deal in using a text mode browser if you don't feel
> > > > like firing up netscape.
> > >
> > > But gnats also has an email interface which breaks all requirements
> > > of real interactivity.
> > Which wasn't being used either in this case.
> So be it but is it is a capability in gnats.
You can submit bugs using an email interface.
Most people do *not* use email interfaces to browse bugs.
In fact, i'll go farther.
Very few people *do* use email interfaces to browse bugs these days.
If it was such a large issue for a large number of people, then why is
bugzilla so popular?