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Interested in studying collaborative production in free culture and/or free/open source software? I'm recruiting PhD students to join me at the University of Washington and in my research collective @communitydata. Don't hesitate to reach out if you're curious or if you have any questions.

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The Janitor now automatically produces updated packages with the latest upstream Git commit for about 8k out of the 30k packages in the archive. Instructions on how to add the apt repo and which packages are included at janitor.debian.net/fresh / jelmer.uk/fresh-builds.html

The janitor is having a "busy" day now that bookworm is open for contributions... salsa.debian.org/janitor-bot

Week 2 of the home kubernetes cluster and I am slowly paging back in everything I once knew about iptables.

I've published a new spin-off project from the -janitor: aims to provide a basic interface to any buildsystem, including dependency discovery and resolution. jelmer.uk/ognibuild.html

I like the idea of bikes, but usually the first two or three I try say they're in maintenance once I get to them, or the barcode has een scraped off. Am I unlucky or are just terrible?

This week I published the upstream ontologist, a project that gathers metadata from FOSS projects across a wide variety of ecosystems. jelmer.uk/upstream-ontologist.

I've published a new tool for package maintainers that automatically updates your Build-Depends based on package build failures. jelmer.uk/deb-fix-build.html

I've published a new tool for package maintainers that automatically updates your Build-Depends based on package build failures. jelmer.uk/deb-fix-build.html

developers: You can now add janitor.debian.net as webhook in your Salsa or GitHub repositories that host Debian packages in the main archive - and trigger a quick lintian-brush or multi-arch fixes rerun by the Janitor.

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We're hiring a #postdoc to work with @swheritage, @Inria and @MSFTResearch on large-scale #reproducibility in software engineering.
Full details and application instructions at: softwareheritage.org/2020/07/1

The Janitor has now reached 7000 automatically created merge requests, and almost 7000 automated pushes. janitor.debian.net/cupboard/st

The streets of London are very quiet during the evenings of the lockdown.

Every time I have to prepare a backport for @debian, it takes me several attempts to get all the flags right (with the right orig tarball, changes from the last upload, ...) before I finally manage to do an upload...

I'm looking for help with QA reviews for changes by the Janitor. If you're interested in helping out, please join this team on salsa: salsa.debian.org/janitor-team/

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LWN did a great write-up on this bug: lwn.net/Articles/835599/

I'd add that you can see the ctte's discussion on the topic thus far in our public minutes (including my hot takes): meetbot.debian.net/debian-ctte

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