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Giving back to Coverity

Andy Lester
January 7, 2008 12:37
Giving back to Coverity
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Coverity is looking for some quotes to put on a press release for  
their new project announcement.  Since we've had such success from  
Coverity's scanner help on Perl 5, they'd like to get a quote that  
they can use in their press release.

Can someone who's used Coverity come up with something to say?  Or  
multiple someones?  You can just throw some random babbling together  
and I'll mold it into something they can use.

I'll try to come up with something myself, too, but I haven't used  
Coverity in quite a while (or done anything on p5, for that matter),  
so I'm not sure I'd be the best.

I'd really like to help scratch their backs on this.  Their support of  
Perl 5 through their free (for some) scanning service has been a big  


Begin forwarded message:

> From: David Maxwell <>
> Date: January 7, 2008 2:31:45 PM CST
> To:
> Subject: Quotes for press release
> Hi Andy,
> Coverity is doing an announcemnt of our release of Rung 2 of the Scan
> Ladder. We've focused the press release on the eleven projects that
> resolved all of their identified issues and are the first to get the
> upgrade to Rung 2.
> I've love to include a quote from a Perl developer, presuming you're
> happy with the benefit and service from myself and Coverity.
> In perl5, there are 76 new defects found with the updated analysis  
> that
> weren't identified previously. I hope those will be valuable.
> Here are some examples of things that would be great to be able to
> include:
> "Coverity's Scan site finds software defects that had not been
> identified by other testing methods."
> "We feel the site can be a valuable tool for almost any open source
> developer."
> "We appreciate the service from Coverity and look forward to fixing  
> the
> newly identified issues."
> This PR is primarily about Rung 2, which includes Perl, but not Parrot
> (yet). You can get a parrot reference in there if you want:
> "We can clearly see the improvements in the new version of the  
> analysis,
> and look forward to having other Perl Foundation projects, such as
> Parrot, get access to Rung 2 as well."
> Sorry about the tight timeline, but I didn't get this out to you in a
> timely fashion. If anyone has remarks that they could send by the  
> end of
> the day, I'd appreciate it.
> Thanks very much.
> --
> David Maxwell
> Coverity Open Source Strategist

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