Whilst anyone can inspect the source code of free software for malicious flaws, software in Debian is distributed pre-compiled to end users.
The motivation behind the Reproducible Builds effort is to permit verification that no flaws have been introduced — either maliciously or accidentally — during this compilation process by promising identical results are always generated from a given source, thus allowing multiple third-parties to come to a consensus on whether a build was compromised.
This talk will explain the current status of the Debian Reproducible Builds project, what has changed in the last year, how this is relevant to you as a maintainer, and how this is relevant for the complete free software eco system and, finally, how you can contribute.
State of the project, ongoing activities, etc..
There are many in-person Debian events apart from DebConfs including Bug Squashing Parties, hackathons, summits and sprints. These have not only been socially rewarding but incredibly productive for the project.
This BoF will touch on all subjects around easing organisation of events, plus ideas on how to improve existing ones - what works & what doesn’t.