There are good chances that the Debian BTS will turn the #500000 mark at some moment during the etch->lenny release cycle.

In order to make this more fun, a small contest was set up in June/July 2007. The principle was very simple: place a bet (one per person) about the day this bug will be reported.

The winner(s) will be the person(s) placing her|his|their bet as close as possible to the real moment bug #500000 is reported.

The bets are now closed and the following table shows them, sorted by date.

Peter Nuttall20071101
Domenico Andreoli20071201
Philipp Kern20080102
Ana Guerrero20080109
AndreasTille20080117
Lucas Nussbaum20080229
ChristopherBratusek20080317
MichaelJanssen20080412
Felipe van de Wiel20080415
Steinar H. Gunderson20080418
EddyPetrisor20080423
Nico Golde20080508
JordiMallach20080515
GregoryColpart20080520
HolgerLevsen20080523
Luca Brivio20080529
Paul Cager20080601
Gonéri Le Bouder20080611
RafalCzlonka20080613
Criggie20080614
SylvainLeGall20080615
Mario Iseli20080616
Runa Sandvik20080616
"madduck"20080619
Nacho Barrientos20080701
Elio Perez Calle20080710
Julien Danjou20080712
ThurnerRupert20080724
"catoblepa"20080729
Raphael Geissert20080804
"glenny"20080808
Michael Gilbert20080808
Chris Butler20080811
Luca Bruno20080817
ChristianPerrier20080822
Willi Mann20080830
Sven Joachim20080831
Cameron Dale20080901
Jacobo Tarrío20080904
Miguel Gea20080906
Kartik Mistry20080915
FabianFagerholm20080920
ReneMayorga is the winner20080923
Real day the bug was reported20080924
Yannick Le Saint20081001
Ghe Rivero20081015
Miod Vallat20081118
RicardoMones20081212
Margarita Manterola20081231