Freexian's third report about Debian Long Term Support
[ Courtesy repost of http://raphaelhertzog.com/2014/11/12/freexians-third-report-about-debian-long-term-support/ ]
Like last month, here comes a report about the work of paid
contributors to Debian LTS.
In October 2014, we affected 13.75h works hours to 3 contributors:
* Thorsten Alteholz
* Raphaël Hertzog worked only 10 hours. The remaining hours will
be done over November.
* Holger Levsen did nothing (for unexpected personal reasons), he
will catch up in November.
Obviously, only the hours done have been paid. Should the backlog grow
further, we will seek for more paid contributors (to share the
workload) and to make it easier to redispatch work hours once a
contributor knows that he won't be able to handle the hours that were
affected to him/her.
Evolution of the situation
Compared to last month, we gained two new sponsors (Daevel and
FOSSter, thanks to them!) and we have now 45.5 hours of paid LTS
work to "spend" each month. That's great but we are still far from
our minimal goal of funding the equivalent of a half-time position.
In terms of security updates waiting to be handled, the situation is a
bit worse than last month: while the dla-needed.txt file only lists 33
packages awaiting an update (6 less than last month), the list of
open vulnerabilities in Squeeze shows about 60 affected packages in
total. This differences has two explanations: CVE triaging for squeeze
has not been done in the last days, and the POODLE issue(s) with SSLv3
affects a very large number of packages where it's not always clear
what the proper action is.
In any case, it's never too late to join the growing list of sponsors
and help us do a better job, please check with your company managers.
If not possible for this year, consider including it in the budget for
Thanks to our sponsors
Let me thank our main sponsors:
* The Positive Internet
* AD&D - David Ayers - IntarS Austria
* Domeneshop AS
* Trollweb Solutions
* Université Lille 3
* Daevel SARL
* Freeside Internet Service
* Intevation GmbH
* Linuxhotel GmbH
* Nantes Métropole
* Offensive Security
* Seznam.cz, a.s.
Raphaël Hertzog ◈ Debian Developer
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