Software-Testers Reward Challenge – May 2011 results

report uploadMay 20th, CAcert has started the Software-Testers Reward Challenge 2011

The first result for May 2011 now has counted:

We’ve received exactly 3 countable reports within the period from 2011-05-20 to 2011-05-31

2 reports were written by ‘alex’
1 report was written by ‘pseudomonas’

Despite the fact we’ve received several new bug reports (that do not count for the Software-Testers Reward Challenge, see the rules for Software-Testers Reward Challenge 2011), the two winners will receive the proposed reward:

  1. Alex -> 30 Euro
  2. Pseudomonas -> 15 Euro

Please contact our treasurer, that is Alexander Prinsier (treasurer@cacert.org), to give him your paypal details, so the reward can be transfered to your account.

Why CAcert has started the Software-Testers Reward Challenge?

Software-Assessment is an audit related project. No working software update procedure means: audit fail.

So all we need is a working Software-Assessment team – We have.

But this is only half of the story. The Software-Assessment team relates to the software testteam. Despite the fact we have a software testteam, but the problem is: testteam is not working ­čÖü so in the end, Software-Assessment stalls.

We have discussed this problem several times in the Software-Assessment project team meetings and escalated the problem to the board. Board decided with the board motion m20110515.4 to start a test balloon with the Software-Testers Reward Challenge limited for two months to find more active testers, as board identified this becomes a problem for a successful audit.

A second attempt we’ll try to start mid June at Barcamp Karlsruhe, with a Software-Testers workshop.

Next round has started … Join the testteam!

The June 2011 period has started. Now you have 3,5 weeks more to go.

All you have to do:

  1. Go to the Software-Testers Portal
  2. Read the notes to the published patches.
  3. Go over to the testserver and give it a try.
  4. Test the patches and report your test results to bugs.cacert.org (links given under Software-Testers Portal )

If you don’t have an account on the testserver yet, create an account.
instructions you’ll find here under the

Happy testing

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