FOSS Activites in June 2022

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


This was my 42nd 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:

Debian Uploads

Other $things:

  • 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 17th 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-third month as a Debian LTS and twenty-fourth month as a Debian ELTS paid contributor.
I worked for 6.50 hours for LTS and 4.75 hours for ELTS.

LTS CVE Fixes and Announcements:

  • Issued DLA 3048-1, fixing CVE-2022-31799, for python-bottle.
  • Started to work on CVE-2020-36475, CVE-2020-36476, CVE-2020-36478, CVE-2021-24119, CVE-2021-43666, and CVE-2021-44732 for mbedtls.
  • Re-started working on the tiff update.

ELTS CVE Fixes and Announcements:

  • Issued ELA 621-1, fixing CVE-2018-1000532, for beep.
  • Issued ELA 623-1, fixing CVE-2022-31799, for python-bottle.
  • Re-started working on the tiff update.

Other (E)LTS Work:

  • Triaged beep, python-bottle, tiff, and mbedtls,
  • Started as a Freexian Collaborator last month! \o/
  • Moar reading on the documentation bits.
  • Helped and assisted new contributors joining Freexian.
  • Answered questions (& discussions) on IRC (#debian-lts and #debian-elts).
  • Participated and helped fellow members with theie queries via private mail and chat.
  • General and other discussions on LTS private and public mailing list.

Debian LTS Survey

I’ve spent 9 hours on the LTS survey on the following bits:

  • Importing the “useful” data and sorting it out and downloading the available graphs on the LS instance.
  • Figured that the LS data is not very clear and in some cases, pretty useless. Sigh.
  • Started writing the final document in LaTeX.
  • Screenshotted the graphs (neatly) and arranged them in the LaTeX docuement.
  • Readied it up to present in DebConf, during the LTS BoF. \o/

Until next time.
:wq for today.