OpenJDK Bug Tracking Project

Alan Bateman Alan.Bateman at
Wed Mar 9 02:34:21 PST 2011

Johan Walles wrote:
> Hi!
> If we enable voting, the document [1] 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 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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