FOSS Activites in September 2023

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


This was my 57th 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 during DebCamp and DebConf.
  • DebConf Bursary work w/ bursary lead hat on.
  • Helping DebConf orga (and local team) w/ other things during DebConf.
  • Moderation of -project mailing list.

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


This was my 32nd 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-eighth month as a Debian LTS and thirty-fifth month as a Debian ELTS paid contributor.
I worked for 2.25 hours for LTS and 4.00 hours for ELTS.

I did the following things:

  • Triaged json-c.
  • Mark CVE-2021-32292/json-c as not-affected for buster, stretch, and jessie.
  • Helped with the runc and LXC discussions on the mailing list.
  • 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.