Awesome Bugzilla Publicity

So I’ve been a bit busy with things lately and I’m just starting to catch up on a couple podcasts I regularly listen to, one of them being CNET’s Buzz Out Loud, which I’m still a few weeks behind on. This is where Molly Wood, Tom Merritt, and Jason Howell discuss tech news for 20 or 30 minutes every weekday. Well, back in the last week of June, they were talking about Bill Gates having his last week at Microsoft as a full-timer, and it somehow turned into a conversation about Bugzilla. :)  It was so awesome, especially Molly’s last line at the end before they got back to the actual story. :)

Source: CNET Buzz Out Loud Podcast, Episode 752 @ time index 20:50

TOM: It’s Bill Gates’ last week on the job at Microsoft, although he’ll still be working there, after his last day, part time.

MOLLY: Whether they want him to or not.

TOM: He’ll be the..  I think we speculated he’ll be a bug squasher?

MOLLY: Yeah, something like that

TOM: He’ll just be getting..  they’ll be filing bugs to Bill and he’ll just like hunt ’em down

MOLLY: They’ll give him his own special Bugzilla queue.

TOM: Yeah…  Heh, yeah, like they’re using Bugzilla.

MOLLY: Who isn’t?  Everybody uses some form of Bugzilla for bugs.

TOM: That’s a good question: Is Microsoft using Bugzilla …

MOLLY: (interrupting) Sure!

TOM: … or do they have their own proprietary bug-killing system …

MOLLY: (interrupting) Oh, come on…

TOM: … er, bug-tracking system?  Er, you — Microsoft using an open source bug tracking system?

MOLLY: Oh, well, I guess

TOM: I dunno, it’s just a question in my mind.

MOLLY: I was like who? Everyone… what? Come on…  Bugzilla, it’s just what you use!

Bugzilla at OSCON 2008

Bugzilla will again be participating at the Mozilla booth at OSCONMax and I will both be there from 2:30 to 3:30 on Thursday afternoon for sure, and you may find us hanging out at other times as well.  If there’s any other Bugzilla folks going to OSCON, please drop in and help us. :)  Last year Bugzilla got a pretty good reception (we generated more non-Mozilla-employee traffic at the Mozilla booth than Firefox did!)

If you’re trying to find me at OSCON, follow this link for where I plan to be (the sessions listed are subject to change based on my whims as we get closer to OSCON of course).