Bugzilla 600,000 Bug Sweepstake Results

Milestone bugzilla.mozilla.org bug 600,000 was filed on 2010-09-27 at 13:44 ZST by Frank Wein (mcsmurf).

The winner of the sweepstake to guess the date and time is Karsten Düsterloh, who guessed 2010-10-07 20:00:00 – 10 days, 6 hours and 16 minutes out. Accuracy is still decreasing over the years; it looks like this is geting harder to predict. Most entrants thought it would take longer than it did to get here.

Karsten writes:

I’m a SeaMonkey developer and author of the Mnenhy extension. I got drawn into Mozilla with milestone Msomething last century and even dared to file a five digit dupe a while later. MailNews development was slow even back then, so I started my own add-on in late 2002 – and it’s still alive!

My current focus is upon SeaMonkey MailNews and the future of open internet communication.

Karsten wins a Firefox backpack. The two runners-up are Dave Garrett (12d 20h 26m out) and Wladimir Palant (14d 20h 07m out) – in Wladimir’s case, for the second year running. They both win their choice of a t-shirt from the Mozilla store. Dave writes:

I got drawn into the Mozilla world in 2007 and it somehow went from filing a few bugs and improving an extension to testing and triaging Firefox and AMO bugs and being the developer of the Flagfox extension with over a million users. I’m not quite sure how that happened.

Wladimir writes:

I got involved with Mozilla in 2003 shortly after switching to Mozilla Suite – playing around with add-ons was just natural, it didn’t take long for me to start fixing issues in the ones I used. Soon I was writing my own extensions and eventually ended up creating Adblock Plus which turned into a very time-consuming hobby.

3 thoughts on “Bugzilla 600,000 Bug Sweepstake Results

  1. Neil: Yes, they did. The latest guess before the actual bug filing time was 2010-09-03 08:00:00 by Adrian Kalla.