So please email me using this link, filling in the date and time you think bug 500,000 will be filed. As the link suggests, your entry should be on the first line of your email, and formatted as follows:
2009-08-07 06:54:32 firstname.lastname@example.org
All times are in ZST (‘Zilla Standard Time, a.k.a. Pacific Time, as displayed in Bugzilla timestamps), and the email address must be your Bugzilla ID. If you prefer to be contacted on a different address, add that as well, on the end of the same line in brackets. We have ample graphs and charts (requires editbugs) to help you with your assessment.
This is a Mozilla community event. To keep it that way, entrants must have a Bugzilla account on bugzilla.mozilla.org created before the end of September 2008, and which has done something useful in the past six months. I’ll check those who are closest, and keep discarding entries until I find one which meets these criteria. Therefore, there’s no point posting this to Slashdot or any other non-Mozilla-focussed news source.
The judge’s decision is final, and any funny business regarding the filing of bugs on or around the 500,000 mark will be frowned upon. The closing date for entries is midday ZST on Monday 10th November 2008.
The winner and two runners-up will get some Mozilla or Firefox merchandise. We currently plan to give the winner a Firefox backpack. 2nd and 3rd will get their choice of t-shirt from the Mozilla store.