July 31st 2022

Free software activities in July 2022

Here is my monthly update covering what I have been doing in the free software world during July 2022 (previous month):

Reproducible Builds

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

This month, I:


Elsewhere in our tooling, I made the following changes to diffoscope, including preparing and uploading versions 218, 219 and 220 to Debian:


Debian LTS

This month I have worked 12 hours on the Extended LTS project. The regular LTS was inactive during July, as stretch moved to extended (ELTS) support, but Debian buster remains under standard Debian security support through August.

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

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