[MonoDevelop] Requirement to register at Novell considered harmful

Jerome Haltom wasabi at larvalstage.net
Tue Nov 20 11:18:46 EST 2007

I agree with this. This needs to be made easier.

I recently tried to get a co-employee of mine to set up an account, and
felt like crap wasting his time filling in personal information for
something that should be much easier. There should be ZERO barriers to
contribute to an open source project.

On Fri, 2007-11-02 at 11:51 +0100, Szczepan Hołyszewski wrote:
> The requirement of a full blown registration at Novell is an entry barrier for 
> many people who JustWantToReportABug(TM). The registration form demands 
> INSANE amount of personal information (street address, phone), and there is 
> no link to the privacy policy on the registration form. The validation code 
> arrives with a lag of many hours. Considering all this, I believe that 
> relocating the bugtracker away from Novell would substabtially improve bug 
> reporting feedback.
> Regards,
> Szczepan Holyszewski
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