February 28th 2021

Free software activities in February 2021

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

Reproducible Builds

The motivation behind the Reproducible Builds effort is to ensure no flaws have been introduced during compilation process by promising 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.

The project is proud to be a member project of the Software Freedom Conservancy. Conservancy acts as a corporate umbrella allowing projects to operate as non-profit initiatives without managing their own corporate structure. If you like the work of the Conservancy or the Reproducible Builds project, please consider becoming an official supporter.

This month, I:

I also made the following changes to diffoscope, including preparing and uploading versions 167 and 168 to Debian:



I also sponsored an upload of adminer (4.7.9-1) for Alexandre Rossi.

Debian LTS

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

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