June 30th 2021

Free software activities in June 2021

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

As part of my role of being the assistant Secretary of the Open Source Initiative and a board director of Software in the Public Interest, I attended their respective monthly meetings. As outlined in last months, my term on the OSI board has been extended due to the discovery of a vulnerability in OSI's recent election — as a result, the 2021 election will be re-run to ensure transparency of the process.

Updated my django-email-from-template library, releasing versions 2.4.0 and 2.4.1 in order incorporate a number of changes from Robin to stop Django from escaping HTML special characters in email subject & plaintext bodies [...] and to correct a typo [...].

Reproducible Builds

The motivation behind the Reproducible Builds effort is to ensure no flaws have been introduced during compilation processes. 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:

Debian uploads

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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