Linus’s Law is “given enough eyeballs, all bugs are shallow”. A lot of people seem to interpret this as follows:

The more people use some software, the faster any bugs in it will be found.

They are then upset when some popular software has bugs. How can that be, when Linus’s Law says they’re shallow?!

I think this interpretation is wrong, and have always instead understood it to mean this:

Once a bug is known to exist, the more people are looking for what causes it, the faster it is likely to be found, and then fixed.

The law is from Eric Raymond’s “Cathedral and the Bazaar”, see the Release early, release often section, where the full description is:

Given a large enough beta-tester and co-developer base, almost every problem will be characterized quickly and the fix obvious to someone

I think that supports my interpretation.

See also Wiio’s laws.