Posted Oct 5, 2006 15:07 UTC (Thu) by cventers
Parent article: A look at OpenID
A project I really wanted to do but unfortunately haven't found the time
is a new (better) bug tracker with a P2P backbone. Imagine a user filing
a bug in the Red Hat bug tracker with their OpenID. Red Hat determines it
is a kernel bug, so they use their peer relationship with kernel.org to
push the bug to kernel.org. The Red Hat tracker's interface for that bug
becomes read-only (but updated whenever the bug is updated on kernel.org)
and then any Red Hat participants are invited to the bug's page on
kernel.org to participate using the same OpenID.
You get the benefit of better collaboration and lower barrier to entry.
And speaking as someone who writes code for fun and for a living,
lowering the barrier to entry for users to file bugs is important,
because even I have to be really annoyed before I file sometimes!
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