FOSS Activites in July 2022

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


This was my 43rd 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 did this month but mostly non-technical, now that DC22 is around the corner. Here are the things I did:

  • Doing DebConf stuff! \o/
    • Some DebConf talks, some assists, et al.
    • Talking about Freexian/LTS with fellow attendees.
  • Volunteering for DC22 Content team.
  • Leading the Bursary team w/ Paulo.
  • Answering a bunch of questions and things bursary.
  • Being an AM for Arun Kumar, process #1024.
  • Mentoring for newcomers.
  • Moderation of -project mailing list.


This was my 18th 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 thirty-fourth month as a Debian LTS and twenty-fifth month as a Debian ELTS paid contributor.
I worked for 1.00 hours for LTS and 0.00 hours for ELTS, thanks to DebConf. :P

LTS CVE Fixes and Announcements:

  • Helped Andrea, the mbedtls maintainer, (and Samuel) understand the security tracker interals.
    Also helped them in doing precise triages, fix the incorrect ones, and deep-dived into remaining LTS ones.

ELTS CVE Fixes and Announcements:

  • Did absolutely nothing. :)

Other Freexian internal work:

  • Triaged mbedtls.
  • Moar reading on the documentation bits.
  • Answered questions (& discussions) on IRC (#debian-lts and #debian-elts).
  • Co-presented LTS BoF with Anton Gladky. Showed the survey results.
  • Talked to upstream CIP kernel folks to help Freexian’s internal goals and bribed them w beers. :)
  • Had a chat around Freexian, LTS, and ELTS with other conference attendees.
  • Answered questions (& discussions) on IRC (#debian-lts and #debian-elts).
  • Participated and helped fellow members with their queries via private mail and chat.
  • General and other discussions on LTS private and public mailing list.

Until next time.
:wq for today.