[rb-general] Change front page definition

Holger Levsen holger at layer-acht.org
Tue Apr 23 15:25:41 CEST 2019

On Mon, Apr 22, 2019 at 02:42:14PM -0400, Eli Schwartz wrote:
> What about switching from:
> Reproducible builds are a set of software development practices that
> create an independently-verifiable path from source to binary code.
> ([more](link target))
> To:
> Reproducible builds are a set of software development practices that
> create an independently-verifiable, trusted path from source code to a
> specific binary artifact. Reproducible builds have many factors; for
> more details, see the [technical definition](link target).

I like this. Please provide an MR for the website.git?

> This clarifies that we care about reproducing a specific artifact, not
> just reproducing the creation of "an" artifact.


> Artifacts != executables and we should *not* lock ourselves into a
> corner over whether this only applies to something in the ELF/PE/Mach-O
> file formats. Also there can be lots of different executables for a
> project that do the same thing e.g. compiled by and for different
> distros, but "artifact" implies a lot more uniqueness.


> Then immediately further down the main page, we already have a section
> for "Why does it matter?", which can provide any additional
> clarification needed about the tagline.


& thanks!


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