January 31st 2023

Free software activities in January 2023

Here is my monthly update covering what I have been doing in the free software world during January 2023 (previous month):

Reproducible Builds

Building and distributing software that is secure throughout its entire lifecycle turns out to be very challenging. Attacks can emerge at any step of the chain, such as when building, packaging, uploading and distributing software on its long journey from coding to installation. Nefarious third-parties can compromise systems by injecting malicious code into ostensibly secure software during these compilation and distribution processes. Reproducible Builds is a project that is implementing tools, strategies and frameworks to secure software on its way to end-user devices, and additionally helps to prevent attacks on developers themselves.

This month, I:


Elsewhere in our tooling, I made the following changes to diffoscope, including preparing and uploading versions 231, 232, 233 and 234 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.

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

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