[rb-general] Change front page definition

Arnout Engelen arnout at bzzt.net
Thu Apr 4 21:15:53 CEST 2019

On Thu, Apr 4, 2019 at 9:02 PM Vagrant Cascadian
<vagrant at reproducible-builds.org> wrote:
> I think merging the two might be appropriate in some way. The front page
> text addresses two points that I think still belong on the front page,
> notably "independently verifiable" as well as "software development
> practices".
> The official definition is clearly about when something is reproducible,
> but I think the front page also needs to briefly talk about what you
> gain by having reproducible builds and how to get there. Obviously, it
> goes on to describe those points in greater detail, but I think it's
> worth including in a brief summary statement.

I also like the 'definition' a lot, as it very succinctly states what a
reproducible build looks like, but it doesn't answer the question
why you should care. I agree the 'tagline' needs that aspect.
I'm not sure we need to merge the 'definition' (that can IMO remain a
dry-but-correct 'dictionary definition') with the motivating 'tagline'.

What about something like:

"*Reproducible Builds* enable independent verification a binary
corresponds to its source code."

While I also like the "software development practices" in the current tagline,
it feels a bit more to-the-point to me without it. WDYT?

Kind regards,


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