[rb-general] [jvm] introducing reproducible-central

Santiago Torres santiago at nyu.edu
Thu Jan 17 16:46:02 CET 2019


On Thu, Jan 17, 2019 at 10:04:01AM +0100, Hervé Boutemy wrote:
> Hi,
> After the work on jvm buildinfo [1], the discussion on rebuilder attestations 
> showed that Maven central could be seen as some sort of Linux distribution: it 
> has some specific aspects (multi-platform, multi-version for each project), 
> but it shares the fact that someone must write a rebuild specification for 
> everything to be able to automatically execute rebuilds, and these rebuilds 
> will generate buildinfo.

I'm a little surprised that you dismissed in-toto for this specific
reason. in-toto is being used today to create platform-agnostic
supply-chain attestations for everything, from single files to whole
container images.

I'm not against re-inventing the wheel or having competing ideas, but it
seems to me that avoiding xkcd 927 would be a good idea.

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