Generating a bunch of decent mock data on


Do you enjoy creative writing?
Would you like to help Bugzilla?

Right now, only myself and dkl are allowed access to sanitized bugzilla (bmo) database dumps. The vagrant and docker dev environments come with very rudimentry data sets (one product, a handful of versions) and it means the experience of our many contributors is sub-optimal. Frequently they’re not able to effectively test their ideas.

With this in mind, I have set up This is running the mozillabteam/bmo:latest docker container on a VM that I own. It contains no data that isn’t in the git repo.

I want to give people accounts on this – literally anyone – and have them:

1) Create products, components, versions, milestones, flags, tracking flags, keywords, groups, and other misc. metadata
2) Invent a bunch of fake bugs and comments. The more the better.

After we have a sufficient number of these created, I will take the data, sanitize it, and publish the data for all to use.

To get started, DM me on twitter (@dylan_hardison), send me an email dylan [at] or hop in irc: #bugzilla on


Thematically, we can pretend this is a bug tracker for a fictional operating system written in Brainf*ck, or perhaps the bug tracker for the fictionary “sword art online” anime.
Or perhaps you can throw some machine learning at this – I don’t care as long as I get a diverse dataset for testing.