As you look back on the Liferay Community, you can see many innovative contributions and outstanding achievements by our wider community of enthusiasts, users, customers, partners, and employees. You can also see a large ball of abused and ignored bug reports, connected to us by a big chain, limiting the utility of the reporting system and efficiency of software development on the project!
The goal of this program is to address issues (not fix them per-se, just triage them) in our issue database, especially those issues filed against past releases that may still be valid, but have been ignored for some time. We will make sure the bug still exists in recent releases, and if they do, promote them to the latest release and assign to the appropriate staff to resolve, otherwise we will close them out as fixed or not reproducible.
Of course, new issues are still coming in, however if you look at the community's recent performance, we have chopped that mountain roughly in half (from 1700 "unverified" in 2010 to 867 in 2011), which is great progress, but we've more to go. With the community's help, we can easily get that down to 0 unverified/unattended bugs. Wouldn't that be swell? The program begins now, and continues indefinitely, and we will be actively recruiting new members as we go along. Note that this is not for the beginner on the Liferay Platform. Good judgement, technical know-how, and some Liferay experience are all needed.