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Google is expanding its bug bounty program to include awards for patches that make material security improvements to open source software - even when the software isn't directly maintained by Google itself. The Chocolate Factory has been rewarding developers for security fixes to its own software since 2010, when it kicked off …

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  1. silent_count
    Pint

    A beer for the chocolate factory

    Sure it's for PR but this is a good thing (tm).

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: A beer for the chocolate factory

      Also the projects listed are heavily used by Google internally and in their products.

  2. Martin Budden Bronze badge
    Paris Hilton

    fun with numbers

    If they give you $3,133.7 because they think you are "elite", what does $800.85 mean?

    1. Comments are attributed to your handle
      Coat

      Re: fun with numbers

      It means you're only about 1/4 as elite as the guy who got $3,133.7.

    2. ratfox
      Coat

      Stingy b***

      Did not even offer $3,141.59

    3. JaitcH
      Unhappy

      Re: fun with numbers

      FIFTY PER CENT tax?

    4. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: fun with numbers

      BOOBS Hmmm...

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Kudos to google, I'm not sure if I should be still hating on them for the whole real names debacle on google plus (just had my 3rd "fake" account which uses my common name suspended but john smith and ivor biggun lives on :D )

    1. Tom_

      It must suck to be you, Mr. Coward.

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