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How OpenSource Bugs are -fixed-

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Open Source Fix


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Open Source Fix 2


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Open Source Fix 3


These 3 “solutions” are what typically “fix” all OpenSource bugs.

  1. Close without testing because “code has changed too much.”
  2. Declare it an “upstream” bug so you get credit for the close without actually doing anything.
  3. Let it rot until the version it was logged against is “no longer supported” and tell the user to retest against a currently supported code base.