Get $500-$1337 for finding Google Chrome bugs

Following in the footsteps of Mozilla, Google issued a statement yesterday in their Chromium blog that they are implementing a reward system for developers who find bugs in the Google Chrome web browser in an attempt to lure more users in the Chromium community.

While Mozilla offers up to $500 for bug reports, Google will offer a base reward of $500 to anyone who submits an eligible bug. If a user finds a severe or clever bug, Google will pay up $1337 (surely appealing to all of our inner geeks) to the developer who discovers it.

Flaws must be submitted through the Chromium bug tracker, and all submissions will be considered by a panel of engineers. That includes bugs in Chromium, Chrome and plug-ins such as Google Gears.

The statement claims that some of the most interesting security bugs were discovered by third party developers, and that by offering such an incentive system, the browser wil be more secure. This will also be an ongoing program, with no ending deadline. Participating researchers are asked not to publicly reveal the bug prior to reporting to Google: "responsible disclosure is a two-way street and Google admits their job will be to fix the reported issues in a reasonable time frame."

This is definitely a good thing for open source developers, as there are definitely many open source applications which are maintained by people who receive no money for doing so.

 

 

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dtomilson said,
Awesome! Now if Microsoft would do the same thing with IE!

They would go out of business lol :-p

I found a major bug and reported it and they removed it saying it's invalid...
I pointed out that the Chrome browser version 4.x.x.x has no print preview, which if you ask me it's a bug. Every fricking browser out there has this feature, but not Chrome.

WAR-DOG said,
I found a major bug and reported it and they removed it saying it's invalid...
I pointed out that the Chrome browser version 4.x.x.x has no print preview, which if you ask me it's a bug. Every fricking browser out there has this feature, but not Chrome.

Print preview is not a bug.. If you want it on chrome browser, you suggest the development team this feature.

Edited by shozilla, Jan 30 2010, 8:30am :

WAR-DOG said,
I found a major bug and reported it and they removed it saying it's invalid...
I pointed out that the Chrome browser version 4.x.x.x has no print preview, which if you ask me it's a bug. Every fricking browser out there has this feature, but not Chrome.

That isn't a bug report, it is a RFE (Request Feature Enhancement) - learn the lingo or keep quiet.

WAR-DOG said,
I found a major bug and reported it and they removed it saying it's invalid...
I pointed out that the Chrome browser version 4.x.x.x has no print preview, which if you ask me it's a bug. Every fricking browser out there has this feature, but not Chrome.

A "bug" would imply a problem with a feature, how could there be a problem with a feature when the feature doesn't exist?

Now, we'll see how every people are going to use chrome to find bugs, this makes more downloads, and more usage of the browser... Haha, nice one Google. But not for me.

Jose_49 said,
Now, we'll see how every people are going to use chrome to find bugs, this makes more downloads, and more usage of the browser... Haha, nice one Google. But not for me.

Meh, for me I've already given Chrome a go - too bad they're too lazy not to produce a 64bit version for Mac already let alone stabilised it.

LOL

We encourage participation from everyone. However, we are unable to issue rewards to residents of countries where the US has imposed the highest levels of export restriction (e.g. Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan and Syria).
Guess that counts me out

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