From: Ivan Ristic <ivan.ristic@gm...> - 2008-08-27 14:33:16
I am happy to announce that we've just launched a public issue
tracking facility for ModSecurity. It's available at
https://www.modsecurity.org/tracker/. We've selected JIRA
(http://www.atlassian.com/software/jira/) for this purpose, not only
because it is the best issue tracking product our there, but also
because we were given a free licence. Atlassian, the company behind
JIRA, is generously offering free licences to open source projects. I
had used JIRA in a previous job, and have nothing but good things to
say about it. I am happy now that we will be using it for my favourite
We've been using a private Trac instance to track ModSecurity issues
for nearly two years now. There wasn't any particular reason we
decided to go with a private system, apart that to run a public system
required additional effort. However, you can't really have an open
source project with a private issue tracking system, so the pressure
to go public (which we've put on ourselves) eventually pushed the task
to the top. Furthermore, we've noticed that there are people who are
not using the latest version of ModSecurity. Naturally, you are not
supposed to upgrade just because there's a new version out there, but
we were lacking a facility that would enable our users to judge for
themselves whether an upgrade is needed. For example, an upgrade that
improves security might be justified, but an upgrade because of a
feature you are not using is not likely to be.
Our new tracker is empty at the moment, but it will start to fill-up
as we start to use it to plan future releases. The system is open for
public registration, so feel free to use it to report the problems you
Issue tracking is just a start, by the way. The generous people of
Atlassian have granted us free licences for all their products.
FishEye, Confluence and Crucible are all candidates for installation
in the near future.
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