Open Source Comes to Campus/Curriculum/Tools/Communication

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Your task during this section is to read one of the following bug reports or mailing list threads, then explain it to your buddy. (Therefore, you'll need to choose a buddy!)

Choose with your buddy which one will do which (suggestion: the person on the left does the first one, and the person on the right picks the second one), then read it and explain! No need to be too careful in which one you pick.

No December


Questions you should try to answer:

  • What is the problem the person is experiencing?
  • On what date did the wrong behavior get introduced?
  • What caused the wrong behavior?
  • How did the behavior get fixed, and who fixed it?

Can't print... sometimes


Questions you should try to answer:

  • Are there particular days of the week that people can reliably print?
  • Does uninstalling and reinstalling it help fix the problem?
  • What is the actual cause of the problem?


Normally we'd give this exercise to you after a 25 minute discussion of how mailing lists and bug trackers work.