Re: Attack on SolarWinds could have been countered by reproducible builds

Chris Lamb chris at
Wed Apr 14 17:02:32 UTC 2021

Chris Lamb wrote:

> > > > As it happens, Stefano Zacchiroli recently suggested to me that we
> > > > write a paper together that we would first offer to IEEE Software. We
> > > > got into a good routine and submitted to IEEE about a fortnight ago.
> > > >
> > >
> > > Chris: Any news on this article? I'd love to read it.
> >
> > Thanks for your interest. No news since I last posted; we are still
> > waiting on the initial review. Will be in touch when I know more.
> Fredrik, as you asked for updates: just to mention that the paper has
> passed its initial review, and we are now making some minor changes to
> address various comments and concerns (mostly around the framing of
> the issue and ensuring it is accessible to as wide an audience as
> possible).

A quick update: as permitted by IEEE, the paper is now available in an
open access / preprint capacity:

Best wishes,

    ⬋   ⬊      Chris Lamb
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