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 for Berkeley Quality Software
From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  Berkeley Quality Software
   adj.
  
      (often abbreviated ?BQS?) Term used in a pejorative sense to refer to
      software that was apparently created by rather spaced-out hackers late at
      night to solve some unique problem. It usually has nonexistent, incomplete,
      or incorrect documentation, has been tested on at least two examples, and
      core dumps when anyone else attempts to use it. This term was frequently
      applied to early versions of the dbx(1) debugger. See also Berzerkeley.
  
      Note to British and Commonwealth readers: that's /berk'lee/, not /bark?lee/
      as in British Received Pronunciation.
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  Berkeley Quality Software
  BQS
  
      (Often abbreviated "BQS") Term used in a pejorative
     sense to refer to software that was apparently created by
     rather spaced-out hackers late at night to solve some unique
     problem.  It usually has nonexistent, incomplete, or incorrect
     documentation, has been tested on at least two examples, and
     core dumps when anyone else attempts to use it.  This term was
     frequently applied to early versions of the "dbx(1)" debugger.
  
     See also Berzerkeley.
  
     [{Jargon File]
  
     (1996-01-15)
  

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