In computing, the term issue
is a unit of work to accomplish an improvement in a data system. An issue could be a bug, a requested feature, task, missing documentation
, and so forth. The word "issue" is popularly misused in lieu of "problem
." This usage is probably related.
For example, OpenOffice.org used to call their modified version of BugZilla IssueZilla. As of August 2006, they call their system Issue Tracker.