FOSS needs a central bug tracker

Arthur Pemberton pemboa at
Tue Apr 21 21:23:54 UTC 2009

On Tue, Apr 21, 2009 at 1:45 PM, Mark <markg85 at> wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 21, 2009 at 4:20 PM, John5342 <john5342 at> wrote:
>> 2009/4/21 Callum Lerwick <seg at>:
>>> On Tue, 2009-04-21 at 03:04 +0100, John5342 wrote:
>>>> What i would be interested in though is some kind of standardised api
>>>> implemented in all the major bug trackers so other things can be
>>>> easily implemented on top of them such as semi automated up-streaming
>>>> of bugs. Making use of something like OpenID would reduce the multiple
>>>> login issue.
>>> +1 the Open Source world fixing the Single Sign-on problem would go a
>>> long way towards solving much irritation. I suppose it's a matter of
>>> getting everyone to support OpenID...
>> The good news with getting everyone to support openid is that most
>> people use some version of one of a limited number of bug tracker
>> systems such as bugzilla or trac. A quick google shows there is
>> already some work being done on making bugzilla support openid. If a
>> few more trackers work on it then we will be well on our way towards
>> convincing individual projects to use it.
> OpenID is indeed a solution to one of the problems (multiple bug
> reporting accounts). But that would only work if:
> 1. All bug trackers support OpenID
> 2. all currently using a bug tracker update to a version that uses OpenID.

Why exactly can one use the same email address and password for all
their issue tracker accounts?

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