FOSS Activites in February 2022

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


This was my 38th month of actively contributing to Debian. I became a DM in late March 2019 and a DD on Christmas ‘19! \o/

I had been sick this month, so most of the time I spent away from system, recovering, et al, and also went through the huge backlog that I had, which is starting to get smaller. :D

Anyway, I did the following stuff in Debian:

Uploads and bug fixes:

  • at (3.4.4-1) - Adding a DEP8 test for the package, fixing bug #985421.

Other $things:

  • Mentoring for newcomers.
  • Moderation of -project mailing list.


This was my 13th 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 Jessie release (+2 years after LTS support).

This was my twenty-ninth month as a Debian LTS and eighteenth month as a Debian ELTS paid contributor.
Whilst I was assigned 42.75 hours for LTS and 45.25 hours for ELTS, I could only work a little due to being sick and so I spent 15.75 hours on LTS and 9.25 hours on ELTS and worked on the following things:

LTS CVE Fixes and Announcements:

ELTS CVE Fixes and Announcements:

Other (E)LTS Work:

Debian LTS Survey

I’ve spent 10 hours on the LTS survey on the following bits:
(and 5 hours of the last month that I’m going to invoice this month)

  • Put most of the content in the instance according to the question type.
  • Been going back and forth updating the status of the survey on the issue.
  • Trying to find a way to send to DDs - discussing with DPL, Raphael, and other people on the issue itself.
  • Completing the last bits to start the survey for the paid contributors, at least. Talking to Jeremiah about this.

Until next time.
:wq for today.