December 31st 2021

Free software activities in December 2021

Here is my monthly update covering what I have been doing in the world of free software world during December 2021 (previous month):

As part of my duties of being on the board of directors of the Software in the Public Interest I attended its respective monthly meetings and participated in various licensing and other discussions occurring on the internet, as well as the usual internal discussions regarding logistics and policy etc.

Reproducible Builds

The motivation behind the Reproducible Builds effort is to ensure no flaws have been introduced during compilation processes by promising that identical results are always generated from a given source, therefore allowing multiple third-parties to come to a consensus on whether a build was compromised.

This month, I:

I also made the following changes to diffoscope, including preparing and uploading versions 195, 196, 197 and 198 to Debian:


Debian LTS

This month I have worked 18 hours on Debian Long Term Support (LTS) and 12 hours on its sister Extended LTS project. This included:

You can find out more about the project via the following video:

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