Like each month, here comes a report about the work of paid contributors to Debian LTS.
In February, 111.75 work hours have been dispatched among 10 paid contributors. Their reports are available:
- Antoine Beaupré did 8h.
- Ben Hutchings did 12.75 hours (out of 11 hours allocated + 7.25 extra hours remaining, meaning that he still has 5.50 extra hours to do over April).
- Brian May did 10 hours.
- Chris Lamb did 7 hours (instead of the 14.25 hours he was allocated +, compensating the extra hours he did last month).
- Damyan Ivanov did nothing out of the 7.25 remaining hours he had, he opted to give them back and come back to LTS work later.
- Guido Günther did 13 hours (out of 12 hours allocated + 4.25 remaining hours, leaving 3.25 extra hours for April).
- Markus Koschany did 14.25 hours.
- Mike Gabriel did nothing and opted to give back the 8 hours allocated. He will stop LTS work for now as he has other projects taking all his time.
- Santiago Ruano Rincón did 10 hours (out of 12h allocated + 1.50 remaining, thus keeping 3.50 extra hours for April).
- Scott Kitterman did a few hours but was not able to provide his report in time due to sickness. His next report will cover two months.
- Thorsten Alteholz did 14.25 hours.
Evolution of the situation
The number of sponsored hours started to increase for April (116.75 hours, thanks to Sonus Networks) and should increase even further for May (with a new Gold sponsor currently joining us, Babiel GmbH). Hopefully the trend will continue so that we can reach our objective of funding the equivalent of a full-time position.
At the end of the month the LTS team will be fully responsible of all Debian 7 Wheezy updates. For now paid contributors are still helping the security team by fixing packages that were fixed in squeeze already but that are still outstanding in wheezy.
They are also looking for ways to ensure that some of the most complicated packages can be supported over the wheezy LTS timeframe. It is likely that we will seek external help (possibly from credativ which is already handling support of PostgreSQL) for the maintenance of Xen and that some other packages (like libav, vlc, maybe qemu?) will be upgraded to newer versions which are still maintained (either upstream or in Debian Jessie by the Debian maintainers).
Thanks to our sponsors
New sponsors are in bold.
- Platinum sponsors:
- TOSHIBA (for 6 months)
- Gold sponsors:
- The Positive Internet (for 22 months)
- Blablacar (for 21 months)
- Linode LLC (for 11 months)
- Silver sponsors:
- Domeneshop AS (for 21 months)
- Université Lille 3 (for 21 months)
- Trollweb Solutions (for 19 months)
- Nantes Métropole (for 15 months)
- University of Luxembourg (for 13 months)
- Dalenys (for 11 months)
- Univention GmbH (for 7 months)
- Université Jean Monnet de St Etienne (for 7 months)
- Sonus Networks
- Bronze sponsors:
- David Ayers – IntarS Austria (for 22 months)
- Offensive Security (for 22 months)
- Seznam.cz, a.s. (for 22 months)
- Evolix (for 21 months)
- Freeside Internet Service (for 21 months)
- MyTux (for 21 months)
- Linuxhotel GmbH (for 19 months)
- Intevation GmbH (for 18 months)
- Daevel SARL (for 17 months)
- Bitfolk LTD (for 16 months)
- Megaspace Internet Services GmbH (for 16 months)
- Greenbone Networks GmbH (for 15 months)
- NUMLOG (for 15 months)
- WinGo AG (for 14 months)
- Ecole Centrale de Nantes – LHEEA (for 11 months)
- Sig-I/O (for 8 months)
- Entr’ouvert (for 6 months)
- Adfinis SyGroup AG (for 3 months)