FOSS Activites in April 2024

Here’s my 55th monthly but brief update about the activities I’ve done in the F/L/OSS world.


This was my 64th month of actively contributing to Debian. I became a DM in late March 2019 and a DD on Christmas ‘19! \o/

There’s a bunch of things I do, both, technical and non-technical. Here’s what I did:

  • Reviewed MR !18 for DC24 website for Stefano.
  • Kickstarting the bursary team.
  • Mentoring for newcomers.
  • Moderation of -project mailing list.

A huge thanks to Freexian for sponsoring my Debian work. :D


This was my 39th month of actively contributing to Ubuntu. Now that I joined Canonical to work on Ubuntu full-time, there’s a bunch of things I do! \o/

I mostly worked on different things, I guess.

I was too lazy to maintain a list of things I worked on so there’s no concrete list atm. Maybe I’ll get back to this section later or will start to list stuff from the fall, as I was doing before. :D

Debian (E)LTS

Debian Long Term Support (LTS) is a project to extend the lifetime of all Debian stable releases to (at least) 5 years. Debian LTS is not handled by the Debian security team, but by a separate group of volunteers and companies interested in making it a success.

And Debian Extended LTS (ELTS) is its sister project, extending support to the stretch and jessie release (+2 years after LTS support).

This was my 55th month as a Debian LTS and 42nd month as a Debian ELTS paid contributor.
I worked for 3.25 hours for LTS and 0.00 hours for ELTS. :(

I did the following things:

  • Triaged atril, zabbix, and ruby3.1.
  • Asked Santiago for help in testing the atril update for buster. There are 2 CVEs open for the package. One is a Command Injection Vulnerability and the other one is about Remote Command Execution. I’ve gotten some feedback, will incorporate it and release the update in May.
  • Reviewed ruby3.1 DSA for the security team. Will prep E/LTS updates for ruby* next month.
  • Answered questions (& discussions) on IRC (#debian-lts and #debian-elts) and Matrix.
  • Participated and helped fellow members with their queries.
  • General and other discussions on LTS private and public mailing list.
  • Attended the monthly LTS meeting.

Until next time.
:wq for today.