FOSS Activites in October 2023

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


This was my 58th 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. But I only did mostly DebConf stuff this month:

  • Mentoring for newcomers.
  • DebConf Bursary work w/ bursary lead hat on.
  • Wrapping DebConf stuff and helping and coordinating with DebConf orga.
  • Some work on the Release team side; transitions, documentation, et al.
  • Moderation of -project mailing list.

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


This was my 33rd 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 forty-ninth month as a Debian LTS and thirty-sixth month as a Debian ELTS paid contributor.
I worked for 3.25 hours for LTS and 1.75 hours for ELTS.

I did the following things:

  • LTS/ELTS frontdesk from 16-10 to 22-10.
  • Did paperwork for postgresql-11 and sent DLA 3600-1.
  • Did paperwork for grub2 and sent DLA 3605-1.
  • 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.