Monthly report about Debian Long Term Support, March 2022

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

Debian project funding

There was no new activity in Debian project funding in the two existing projects. However, there was a survey run with hundreds of Debian Developers and Debian contributors. The survey results are being collated and we will use the anonymized data to further develop the Freexian project funding initiative.

We are preparing to more broadly announce additional support for Debian 8 Jessie and Debian 9 Stretch. Now, Debian 8 can be supported until June 2025 and Debian 9 until June 2027. More information on ELTS support is available.

In March € 2250 was put aside to fund Debian projects.

Learn more about the rationale behind this initiative in this article.

Debian LTS contributors

In March, 11 contributors were paid to work on Debian LTS, their reports are available below. If you’re interested in participating in the LTS or ELTS teams, we welcome participation from the Debian community. Simply get in touch with Jeremiah or Raphaël if you are if you are interested in participating.

Evolution of the situation

In March we released 42 DLAs.

The security tracker currently lists 81 packages with a known CVE and the dla-needed.txt file has 52 packages needing an update.

We’re glad to welcome a few new sponsors such as Électricité de France (Gold sponsor), Telecats BV and Soliton Systems.

Thanks to our sponsors

Sponsors that joined recently are in bold.

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