File bugs, don't fix 'em.

Tomeu Vizoso tomeu at
Wed Jan 7 12:17:55 EST 2009

I don't know why I'm discussing this here, but anyway.

If someone is giving as much as it's in his hands and even then it's
not enough but that guy chooses to keep going instead of jumping ship,
is it fair to throw shit at him for not being able to give more? Even
more when you probably have no idea about which other responsibilities
that person has apart from "fixing and filing bugs".

OLPC has very high and noble goals and their employees and contractors
are working as much as they can despite the ridiculous amount of
resources available. Even if some of them are working in a project
that you don't like, is it really fair to picture them as slackers in
front of all the people?

Is this just obvious to me? Or are there other people that think that
OLPC troubles are due to their workers being incompetent and/or lazy?



On Wed, Jan 7, 2009 at 18:01, Wade Brainerd <wadetb at> wrote:
> Frustration aside, the purpose and responsibility of management is to
> stay on top of bugs, push people to comment on and fix them, etc.
> It certainly should not be the users' responsibility.  Programmers
> typically don't have the high level appreciation for the project
> status and goals to be able to triage and prioritize, and it also
> takes a lot of their time.
> So in the case where we are frustrated that a bug isn't getting dealt
> with, we should be bugging Greg, and he should be bugging Eben :)
> -Wade
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