[rb-general] Change front page definition

Holger Levsen holger at layer-acht.org
Mon Apr 22 16:48:03 CEST 2019

Hi David,

thanks for persisting on this. Directly commenting on your proposal:

On Thu, Apr 18, 2019 at 05:03:18PM -0400, David A. Wheeler wrote:
> A build is reproducible if given the same source code, build environment,
> and build instructions, any party can independently verify all specified
> artifacts it produces (e.g., executables) by recreating bit-by-bit identical
> copies. 

It might be non-obvious from where those copies are coming from, or IOW
that the hashes of these sources are part of the build instructions.

> Reproducible builds help counter both unintentional errors and
> malicious builds.

they also help with many other things, so I think at the least the word
'both' is misleading here.

> The reproducible builds project is developing a set of

maybe not 'a set' but rather 'sets'? atm we are also still actively
prototyping, so sometimes we currently have several solutions/prototypes
for one issue. (and sometimes thats entirely appropriate, but mostly not
I'd say.)

> recommended software development practices and tools to enable all builds
> to be reproducible.


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