The open-source community prides itself on the direct feedback developers get from their software's users. But there's an ugly side, too: the bug flood.
When Red Hat released its new Fedora Core 6 on October 24, one day before Canonical released its new "Edgy Eft" Ubuntu, users chimed in with plenty of gripes. One developer, Andre Klapper, illustrated the phenomenon on his blog with a graph of the bugs reported in the Nautilus File Manager.
The number of bugs reported jumped north of 140 per day before dipping down to a more moderate rate of about … Read more