Like each month, here comes a report about the work of paid contributors to Debian LTS.
In April, 81.75 work hours have been dispatched among 5 paid contributors (20.75 hours where unused hours of Ben and Holger that were re-dispatched to other contributors). Their reports are available:
- Ben Hutchings did 16 hours.
- Holger Levsen did 3 hours (of 5 hours assigned).
- Mike Gabriel did 8 hours.
- Raphaël Hertzog did 26.25 hours.
- Thorsten Alteholz did 26.5 hours.
Evolution of the situation
May has seen a small increase in terms of sponsored hours (66.25 hours per month) and June is going to do even better with at least a new gold sponsor. We will have no problems sustaining the increased workload it implies since three Debian developers joined the team of contributors paid by Freexian (Antoine Beaupré, Santiago Ruano Rincón, Scott Kitterman).
The Jessie release probably shed some light on the Debian LTS project since we announced that Jessie will benefit from 5 years of support. Let’s hope that the trend will continue in the following months and that we reach our first milestone of funding the equivalent of a half-time position.
In terms of security updates waiting to be handled, the situation is a bit contrasted: the dla-needed.txt file lists 28 packages awaiting an update (12 less than last month), the list of open vulnerabilities in Squeeze shows about 60 affected packages in total (4 more than last month). The extra hours helped to make a good stride in the packages awaiting an update but there are many new vulnerabilities waiting to be triaged.
Thanks to our sponsors
The new sponsors of the month are in bold.
- Gold sponsors:
- Silver sponsors:
- David Ayers – IntarS Austria
- Domeneshop AS
- Gandi SAS
- Rentabiliweb Group
- Trollweb Solutions
- University of Luxembourg
- Université Lille 3
- Bronze sponsors: