Awarded Core Infrastructure Initiative grant for Reproducible Builds

I'm delighted to announce that I have been awarded a grant from the Core Infrastructure Initiative (CII) to fund my previously-voluntary work on Reproducible Builds.

Whilst anyone can inspect the source code of free software for malicious flaws, most software 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.

I'd like to sincerely thank the CII, not only for their material support but also for their recognition of my existing contributions. I am looking forward to working with my co-grantees towards fulfilling our shared goal.

You can read the CII's press release here.

Comments (2)


Congrats! You're doing good work.

Nov. 11, 2016, 9:19 p.m. #

Awesome stuff Chris! Congrats to you and the other developers being funded.

Great to hear that you are being acknowledged and supported with your important work on reproducible builds!

Nov. 14, 2016, 6:21 a.m. #