[rb-general] Interested In Reproducible Builds Summit 2019

Holger Levsen holger at layer-acht.org
Mon Sep 23 10:58:06 UTC 2019

Hi Omar, hi Kelly,

thanks a lot for reaching out and please excuse the/my small delay in

On Thu, Sep 19, 2019 at 06:13:59PM -0400, Omar Navarro Leija wrote:
> We are both doctoral students at the University Of Pennsylvania. We are
> part of a collaboration  between UPenn and University Of Indiana researches
> working on reproducible software.
> We have spent the last 2+ years working on dynamic determinism enforcement
> methods for automatically making unreproducible software reproducible. In
> our current research paper (currently under review for an upcoming
> conference) we have used the Debian Reproducible builds project as our main
> experimental evaluation and case study. We have promising results in
> automatically building most apt packages reproducibly.

that's awesome! Please do share your paper (and other interesting
results) here once it's ready!

> If possible we would love to give a presentation at the upcoming
> Reproducible Builds summit.

As Gunner already explained our session format is slightly different,
but as he also indicated there will be other sessions were you will be
able to share your work. *Plus* we will have some more days for hacking,
where we can also do 'regular' presentations in the evenings after

> Receiving feedback on our work, as well as understanding the requirements
> and challenges associated with the Reproducible Builds Project would prove
> invaluable to our ongoing work.

absolutly. for anyones work! :)

> We have funding from our lab so traveling and other costs are covered for
> us.

Very cool!

> We look forward to hearing back from you!

I'll also reply to you privatly, so we can sort out the details there.


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