Unifying bugtracking

Murat Gunes mgunes at ubuntu.com
Sun Mar 9 08:16:20 PDT 2008

On Sun, 09 Mar 2008 15:40:45 +0100, "Hans de Goede"
<j.w.r.degoede at hhs.nl> said:

> Yes and thats all very nice, except that its _totally_ useless for other 
> distro's as launchpad is not opensource.
> Sorry I know this is a collaboration list, but please don't go tell us
> how 
> fantastic your _closed source_ solution is.

My intention was not to tell you how fantastic Launchpad is, but to mark 
the similarity between what Baetle sets out to do and what Launchpad
albeit in a different way technically. I'm neither a developer of it,
associated with the company that develops it; it just happens to be what
the distribution I work on uses to track bugs. And as long as
with other data sources and access to data hosted in Launchpad is made 
possible via open protocols (i.e. XML-RPC), the fact that it's closed 
source should have as much bearing on the ability of other distributions
to utilize it as the fact that Google (which, like Launchpad, is
as a service, not as software for you to run on your own machines) is 
closed source has on your ability to utilize it. 

Anyway, this subject has been done to death in many other discussions
I don't think it makes a good topic to drag the first ever subject of
discussion in this list on to. If you'd still like to discuss it, you
want to have a separate thread for it.


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