In January, 48 work hours have been equally split among 4 paid contributors. Their reports are available:
Evolution of the situation
During the last month, the number of paid work hours has made a noticeable jump: we’re now at 58 hours per month. At this rate, we would need 3 more months to reach our minimal goal of funding the equivalent of a half-time position. Unfortunately, the number of new sponsors actually in the process is not likely to be enough to have a similar raise next month.
So, as usual, we are looking for more sponsors.
In terms of security updates waiting to be handled, the situation looks a bit worse than last month: the dla-needed.txt file lists 37 packages awaiting an update (7 more than last month), the list of open vulnerabilities in Squeeze shows about 63 affected packages in total (7 more than last month).
The increase is not too worrying, but the waiting time before an issue is dealt with is sometimes more problematic. To be able to deal with all incoming issues in a timely manner, the LTS team needs more resources: some months will have more issues than usual, some issues will be longer to handle than others, etc.
Thanks to our sponsors
The new sponsors of the month are in bold.
- Gold sponsors:
- Silver sponsors:
- AD&D – David Ayers – IntarS Austria
- Domeneshop AS
- Gandi SAS
- Trollweb Solutions
- Université Lille 3
- Bronze sponsors: