FOSS Activites in December 2022

Here’s my (thirty-ninth) monthly but brief update about the activities I’ve done in the F/L/OSS world.


This was my 48th 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 are the things I did this month:

  • Some DebConf work.
  • Sponsoring stuff for non-DDs.
  • Mentoring for newcomers.
  • Moderation of -project mailing list.


This was my 23rd 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 thirty-ninth month as a Debian LTS and thirtieth month as a Debian ELTS paid contributor.
I worked for 51.50 hours for LTS and 22.50 hours for ELTS.

LTS CVE Fixes and Announcements:

ELTS CVE Fixes and Announcements:

  • Issued ELA 752-1, fixing CVE-2021-41182, CVE-2021-41183, CVE-2021-41184, and CVE-2022-31160, for jqueryui.
    For Debian 9 stretch, these problems have been fixed in version 1.12.1+dfsg-4+deb9u1.
  • Helped facilitate Erlang’s and RabbitMQ’s update; cf: ELA 754-1.
  • Looked through python3.4’s FTBFS on armhf. Even diff’d with Ubuntu. No luck. Inspected the traces, doesn’t give a lot of hint either. Will continue to look later next month or so but it’s a rabbit hole. (:
  • Inspected joblib’s security update upon Helmut’s investigation and see what went wrong there.
  • Started to look at other set of packages: dropbear, tiff, et al.

Other (E)LTS Work:

Until next time.
:wq for today.