GNU Mes 0.24 released
ludo at gnu.org
Sat May 7 22:34:47 UTC 2022
Jan Nieuwenhuizen <janneke at gnu.org> skribis:
> Mes has now been ported to M2-Planet and can be bootstrapped using
> stage0-posix, starting from the 357-byte hex0 binary of the
> bootstrap-seeds, as was promised at FOSDEM'21.
This is amazing… congrats to you & everyone involved! You made it! :-)
The ability to build literally everything from source, with reproducible
builds, is a game changer IMO when it comes to supply chain security.
The common objection is: “you’re building from source but you’re not
gonna audit all that source code anyway, so why bother?” I think it’s
akin to security by obscurity. That we collectively can and do fiddle
with all this code makes a practical difference; that this is all
transparent means that backdoors become harder to hide.
Supply chain security is a spectrum and I think this achievement changes
what we can expect and demand.
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