The State Of Debian's Paid Long Term Support Project
Written by Michael Larabel in Debian on 9 July 2016 at 09:03 AM EDT. 47 Comments
Started a few years back was Debian's Long-Term Support (LTS) project whereby releases were given five years of security support and this would also allow users to skip a release. This project, which is financed by sponsors, continues to make progress and provide for a more secure and longer-supported Debian.

Raphaƫl Hertzog presented at this week's DebConf 16 Cape Town about the Debian LTS project, how it's managed, what is done to make it transparent, how the sponsorship/paid work is going, etc.

If you are curious about Debian LTS or just how they manage to distribute the work/funds among those maintaining these LTS packages, check out the PDF slides. The slides are quite interesting and cover all what is done by the LTS security team and the process they follow.
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