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If You Used To Work On Bugzilla And No Longer Do...

Max Kanat-Alexander
        Hey there. I'd like to hear from people who used to work on Bugzilla
(in any way--as contributors, documentors, reviewers, anything) but no
longer do, or people who stopped working on Bugzilla at any point in the
past (even if they do work on it again now).

        I want to know what you feel caused you to stop working on Bugzilla,
whether it was an indvidiual thing, a collection of things over time,
the overwhelming demands of other parts of life, etc. To avoid starting
a flame war, please email me directly instead of responding here on the
list.

        If there was *anything* that discouraged you from working on Bugzilla,
even if it seems like a silly thing, I want to know about it. *Anything*
is fair game. If you want to tell me that it was something that I did,
and that you throw darts at my picture every night, you're absolutely
welcome to. You can be offensive, angry, I don't care. What I want to
know is what happened.

        If you just want to share your experiences of trying to contribute to
Bugzilla and what went wrong (and what went right), I'd love to know
that as well, even if you still are a contributor.

        If you know that somebody who used to work on Bugzilla but is not on
this list, please forward them this email.

        I'm currently doing some historical research on the Bugzilla Project to
determine the cause of increases and decreases on the size of our
community. I will share the results with you soon, and the responses I
get here will be part of it.

        -Max
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Re: If You Used To Work On Bugzilla And No Longer Do...

Max Kanat-Alexander
On 12/08/2009 02:57 PM, Max Kanat-Alexander wrote:
> I'm currently doing some historical research on the Bugzilla Project to
> determine the cause of increases and decreases on the size of our
> community. I will share the results with you soon, and the responses I
> get here will be part of it.

        Oh, note though that won't be including any quotes from you in the
results, publicly, without your explicit permission, so you're free to
say anything to me, and you don't have to fear that your words will be
published, made public in any way, or spread around to anyone else.

        -Max
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Re: If You Used To Work On Bugzilla And No Longer Do...

Max Kanat-Alexander
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On 12/08/2009 02:57 PM, Max Kanat-Alexander wrote:
> If you know that somebody who used to work on Bugzilla but is not on
> this list, please forward them this email.

        Oh, actually, instead of that, just send me their email address and
their name by direct email. That way we can avoid spamming the person
with this email more than once. I'm already going to forward this to a
fair number of old contributors myself.

        -Max
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Re: If You Used To Work On Bugzilla And No Longer Do...

bill barry
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I haven't decided to stop working on Bugzilla, but my job
responsibilities have shifted (and my personal life has ramped up some)
and I am no longer actively working on it. I haven't looked at my
bugmail for a while now or really done anything related to it other than
vote on a bug here or there and read occasional emails with somewhat
interesting subjects/first paragraphs. I guess that makes me someone who
used to work on Bugzilla, but no longer does at the moment? I would
personally put myself into a category of "sleeping on it" rather than
stopped.

I am sure there are others on this list with the same situation. I
replied to the list instead of directly to ask if you want those of us
in this situation to check in as well.


Max Kanat-Alexander wrote:

> Hey there. I'd like to hear from people who used to work on Bugzilla
> (in any way--as contributors, documentors, reviewers, anything) but no
> longer do, or people who stopped working on Bugzilla at any point in the
> past (even if they do work on it again now).
>
> I want to know what you feel caused you to stop working on Bugzilla,
> whether it was an indvidiual thing, a collection of things over time,
> the overwhelming demands of other parts of life, etc. To avoid starting
> a flame war, please email me directly instead of responding here on the
> list.
>
> If there was *anything* that discouraged you from working on Bugzilla,
> even if it seems like a silly thing, I want to know about it. *Anything*
> is fair game. If you want to tell me that it was something that I did,
> and that you throw darts at my picture every night, you're absolutely
> welcome to. You can be offensive, angry, I don't care. What I want to
> know is what happened.
>
> If you just want to share your experiences of trying to contribute to
> Bugzilla and what went wrong (and what went right), I'd love to know
> that as well, even if you still are a contributor.
>
> If you know that somebody who used to work on Bugzilla but is not on
> this list, please forward them this email.
>
> I'm currently doing some historical research on the Bugzilla Project to
> determine the cause of increases and decreases on the size of our
> community. I will share the results with you soon, and the responses I
> get here will be part of it.
>
> -Max
>  

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Re: If You Used To Work On Bugzilla And No Longer Do...

Joel Peshkin
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I've been "less active" because the features that I need in my work have
made it into releases and I no longer need to be introducing many changes
to make Bugzilla work well for me so I have other priorities.

To the entire team's credit...   Bugzilla rocks pretty well without me
having to add more to it.



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Re: If You Used To Work On Bugzilla And No Longer Do...

Max Kanat-Alexander
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On 12/09/2009 09:24 AM, Bill Barry wrote:
> I am sure there are others on this list with the same situation. I
> replied to the list instead of directly to ask if you want those of us
> in this situation to check in as well.

        Yes, absolutely. :-)

        -Max
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