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Bugzilla for Bugs and Project Management

August 2nd, 2002 · No Comments

Writes Cory Doctorow:

Bugzilla is the bug-tracker that was created for the hackers who work on the brilliant Mozilla browser. A bug-tracker’s job is to keep track of open tasks — features that need implmenting, bugs that need fixing, ideas for new stuff — keep track of who’s working on them, and log authoratative fixes. You know that $50,000 project-management database your company uses to keep track of its universe? That’s what Bugzilla does, only it’s free.

Every time I use Bugzilla, I think to myself, “Here is a tool that can and should be used by most every organization, a central repository of tasks and efforts that can be searched and accessed and referred back to.”

We need to look at Bugzilla for 2 reasons: one, for our own internal bug tracking system, and second, possibly seeing if we can use it build a project management system, which is one of the things we need to have to complement the Digital Dashboard and Enterprise Software solutions we are developing. Projects is what everyone does. Goes very well with blogs also.

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