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LinuxInsider: Software Squashes Bugs With Help From Users, Open Source

Jun 09, 2006, 13:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jay Lyman)

"The best software developers in the world know you can't create code without bugs--it's just not possible. However, new open source software being put to use by open source projects including Evolution, Gaim, theGimp, Gnome, Rhythmbox and others can more quickly find the worst bugs, including those that are causing hangups for most users. In turn, users can automatically report back on software quality with a program known as the Cooperative Bug Isolation Project.

"Created by University of Wisconsin-Madison Assistant Professor of Computer Sciences Ben Liblit, the software code is available under the open source BSD license, partly because the project originated at the license namesake Berkeley, and partly because that was the license that could be used 'without raising lawyers' eyebrows,' Liblit told LinuxInsider..."

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