2 Years of Work of Paid Contributors in the Debian LTS Project
Speaker: Raphaël Hertzog
Type: Talk (45 mins)
Room: Menzies 10
Time: Jul 08 (Fri), 11:15
July 2014 was the first month where Freexian used the money collected from many sponsors to pay Debian contributors to provide security updates for Debian 6. The Debian LTS project is now 2 years old: this talk is a restrospective of how we got started, a presentation of how we work today and of our plans for the future.
This talk will also serve as an introduction to a BoF discussing the usage of (Debian) money to fund Debian projects. The Debian LTS project, despite its public reliance on sponsorship, and the fact that it is paying Debian contributors, has been well accepted in the Debian community. The talk will thus cover extensively the precautions taken when it comes to the handling of the money.