Debian Long Term Support

Discover the offer in this short introductory video:

Traditionally, Debian manages security support of a given stable release until the next stable release plus one year. Roughly, this amounts to 3 years which is not enough for many organizations and does not allow to deploy version N+2 once N is no longer supported. To overcome this limitation, Freexian is offering two distinct services:

The
support periods of Debian releases

To achieve the 5 years of support, and properly cover all Debian packages, Freexian organizes a corporate sponsorship campaign with the goal of funding the work of multiple Debian contributors who are established as independent workers.

If you are not yet convinced, here are seven reasons why you should help fund the Debian Long Term Support initiative (LTS):

  1. Ensure prioritized support of the packages that you are using;
  2. Let the LTS team know which packages you are using and ensure that they don’t stop security support before the start of Extended LTS;
  3. Ensure that security updates will not generate regressions in your production infrastructure by providing functional tests to run before release;
  4. Benefit from direct contact to the LTS staff in case of specific queries and requests;
  5. Influence the work of sponsored developers so that Debian continues to fit your needs;
  6. Generate goodwill among the free software community thanks to your appearance in the list of sponsors;
  7. Benefit from the experience of people from other Debian-using companies thanks to a private mailing list.

Join the initiative now!

It's easy: pick a funding level in the table below, download the subscription form, fill it and send it back to sales@freexian.com.

Funding level Basic 1Basic 2Bronze 1Bronze 2Bronze 3Silver 1Silver 2Gold 1 Gold 2Platinum
Benefits (details)
Packages to prioritizeWeighted on the amount sponsored
Thanked as sponsor: Bronze SilverGold Platinum
Private mailing list
Direct contact to LTS staff
Submit your own test cases
Prices
Monthly paymentN/A€255
$300
€340
$400
€510
$600
€680
$800
€1360
$1600
€2040
$2400
Quarterly paymentN/A€255
$300
€510
$600
€765
$900
€1020
$1200
€1530
$1800
€2040
$2400
€4080
$4800
€6120
$7200
Biyearly paymentN/A€255
$300
€510
$600
€1020
$1200
€1530
$1800
€2040
$2400
€3060
$3600
€4080
$4800
€8160
$9600
€12240
$14400
Yearly payment€255
$300
€510
$600
€1020
$1200
€2040
$2400
€3060
$3600
€4080
$4800
€6120
$7200
€8160
$9600
€16320
$19200
€24480
$28800

Once you have submitted your subscription form, Freexian will prepare an invoice and send it to you for immediate payment.

Payment methods

You can opt for any of the following payment methods. They are listed by order of preference (preferred first):

More details please

If you want to know more about this initiative, check out this page. It gives the context on the Debian side as well as supplementary information about the benefits. The FAQ will also try to clear up any doubt that you might have.

Progress reports

Freexian has been paying Debian contributors to work on Debian LTS since 2014 and they are doing their best to keep the packages used by sponsors of this initiative as secure as possible. In a spirit of transparency, you can checkout Freexian's monthly reports on Raphaël Hertzog's blog.

Contributing companies and organizations

We would like to thank all organizations that contribute towards Long Term Support of all Debian releases.

Platinum level

Gold level

Silver level

Bronze level

Disclaimer

Although the aim of those contracts is to fund work time to Debian developers, those contracts are managed by Freexian and not by Software in the Public Interest (the legal entity representing the Debian project).