> the proposal was to close all open bug reports for previous versions
> of the software. The idea was that users could reopen issues if they
> could still reproduce them.
Mozilla did something like this; they closed all reports that had not been touched for more
than some longish period of time IIRC. This included a few that I had reported, and which had
not reached the top of anyone's to-do list. It did not make me feel as if my contribution was
valued and I would strongly discourage other projects from adopting the same approach.