[rb-general] Reproducible Builds to Join Conservancy

Bernhard M. Wiedemann bernhardout at lsmod.de
Thu Oct 4 16:26:15 CEST 2018

On 03/10/2018 22.57, Deb Nicholson wrote:
> I am excited to write that Conservancy’s Project Evaluation Committee
> has approved Reproducible Builds for membership in Conservancy. The
> Reproducible Builds Steering Committee has been working with
> Conservancy to put a document in place called a “fiscal sponsorship
> agreement” (FSA). Bdale Garbee, Allen Gunn, Keith Packard, Stefano
> Zacchiroli, Mattia Rizzolo and Holger Levsen are signing this document
> on behalf of the Reproducible Builds community.
> You can find a template of the agreement available on Conservancy’s
> website at: > https://sfconservancy.org/members/apply/ConservancyFSATemplate.pdf

So if I understand it correctly, this is about us joining
so that when someone wants to donate $1000
it can go to SFC's bank account,
SFC keeps 10%,
pays no taxes (because it has already done all the paperwork)
so that the $900 can then be spent on what SFC considers best for our
mission (e.g. domains, servers, meetings, food)

Looking at
most are about software projects

This let's me wonder a bit how we define our mission.
The website says:
> “Reproducible builds” aim to provide a verifiable path from software source code to its compiled binary form.

and there is so much different stuff you can do under that.
Might even be a good thing.

So yay from me

Bernhard M.

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