Monthly report about Debian Long Term Support, February 2021

Like each month, have a look at the work funded by Freexian’s Debian LTS offering.

Debian project funding

In February, we put aside 5475 EUR to fund Debian projects. The first project from this initiative was finished and thus Carles Pina was able to issue the first invoice!

We are looking forward to receive more projects from various Debian teams and contributors. Learn more about the rationale behind this initiative in this article.

Debian LTS contributors

In February, 12 contributors have been paid to work on Debian LTS, their reports are available:

  • Abhijith PA did 19.0h (out of 7h assigned and 12h from January).
  • Ben Hutchings did 19h (out of 16h assigned and 15.25h from January), thus carrying over 12.25h to March.
  • Brian May did 10h (out of 10h assigned).
  • Chris Lamb did 18h (out of 18h assigned).
  • Emilio Pozuelo Monfort did not report back about their work so for now we assume they did nothing (out of 28h assigned plus 35.5h from January), thus is carrying over 63.5h for March.
  • Holger Levsen did 6h coordinating/managing the LTS team.
  • Markus Koschany did 23.25h (out of 23.25h assigned).
  • Ola Lundqvist did 7h (out of 12h assigned and 10h from January) and gave back 5h, thus carrying over 10h to March.
  • Roberto C. Sánchez did 10.5h (out of 32h assigned), thus carrying over 21.5h to March.
  • Sylvain Beucler did 30h (out of 30h assigned).
  • Thorsten Alteholz did 30h (out of 30h assigned).
  • Utkarsh Gupta did 60h (out of 60h assigned).

Evolution of the situation

In February we released 28 DLAs (including one regression update) and we held an internal team meeting using video chat.
Finally, as every month we would like to remark once again that we are constantly looking for new contributors. Please contact Holger if you are interested!

The security tracker currently lists 46 packages with a known CVE and the dla-needed.txt file has 34 packages needing an update.

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