Keywords Speak Louder Than Words

Mozilla is taking education pretty seriously these days (see previous posts). The latest news from David Humphrey is a brand new Bugzilla keyword for tagging tickets: student-project. This tag will help students find things to work on; as he says, good candidates are:

  • not in the critical path of a release
  • not so far from a release that they have no chance of getting review or attention from the community.
  • things [developers] would do if [they] had time, which probably means [they] care about them happening, know they could be done, etc.
  • scoped for academic time frames.
  • things [developers] know the community will be willing to help mentor.

Here’s hoping other organizations pick this up (and not just during GSoC).

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