Enterprise Networking Planet: Can't Code? Squash a Few Bugs
Jun 29, 2006, 10:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"The strength of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) is its
openness and transparency, and community support. Anyone can
contribute, not just elite coders with lush geekbeards and ratty
sandals. So what can a non-coder do?
"One of the reasons Free Software is so high-quality is anyone
can report bugs and submit patches. Even if you can't fix bugs,
reporting them is valuable. Every Linux distribution has a bug
tracker, and so do most individual programs. Submitting a bug
report usually means following a particular protocol, and using the
appropriate bug-tracking tool..."