OpenJDK Bug Tracking Project
Alan.Bateman at oracle.com
Wed Mar 9 02:34:21 PST 2011
Johan Walles wrote:
> If we enable voting, the document  should describe some kind of SLA
> for what we do with the vote statistics.
> My suggestion is that we say that we commit to taking the top N voted
> issues seriously.
I don't know if other projects use voting but one concern with
prioritizing based on votes is astroturfing. I'm pretty sure there's
been a quite a bit of that over the years on bugs.sun.com. I also wonder
about bugs that are hard for developers to distinguish from other bugs,
say crashes for example where the bug report is an error log. I guess it
might not be too bad if anonymous voting is not allowed but I just
wonder if voting is as important as it used to be.
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