Commit 02acc442 authored by Ulrike Uhlig's avatar Ulrike Uhlig
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Merge branch 'feature/12356+reproducible_blog_post' of webmasters.boum.org:wiki into feature/12356+reproducible_blog_post
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......@@ -20,16 +20,17 @@ ingredients do you need? How should they be mixed together at which
temperature should they be cooked or baked? The recipe will even
describe the expected outcome: how the meal should look and taste like.
When we generate our Tails ISO image, the source code is transformed into
binary code, much like when the ingredients of the recipe are mixed together,
When we generate a Tails ISO image, our source code and the Debian
packages we include are assembled into a binary ISO image,
much like when the ingredients of the recipe are mixed together,
one obtains the meal. The amounts and ingredients of this meal cannot be
easily reverse engineered. The result of *our* cooking process is a Tails ISO
image which users download and install onto a USB stick.
We, chefs and aides in the kitchen (Tails developers and contributors),
provide you, our users, with several means to verify that this ISO image
is indeed the one we want you to download, either using our *Download
And Verify Extension* for Firefox which does this verification
is indeed the one we want you to download, either using our
Firefox add-on which does this verification
automatically for you or by using our OpenPGP signature. Both of these
verification methods simply tell you that the ISO image is the image
which we want you to download: That the meal you get is indeed the meal
......@@ -57,8 +58,8 @@ recipe is exactly repeatable.
At Tails, we have worked during a year to implement such a set of
practices. This makes it now possible to compare ISO images built by
multiple parties from the same source code and to ensure that they all
result in exactly the same ISO image.
multiple parties from the same source code and Debian packages,
and to ensure that they all result in exactly the same ISO image.
Or again, using our cooking metaphor: Several of us will cook the meal, compare
that we all cooked the same meal and only once we're sure about that, we will
......@@ -74,7 +75,7 @@ What does this mean for you as a user?
This does not change anything in the way you download and install Tails,
and you don't have to make additional verifications. It simply helps
trust that the Tails ISO image that we distribute is indeed coming from
the source code it is meant to be made of. With reproducible Tails, it
the source code and Debian packages it is meant to be made of. With reproducible Tails, it
only takes one knowledgeable person to build Tails and compare with the
ISO image the Tails project distributes to uncover some kinds of
backdoors.
......@@ -95,9 +96,9 @@ Technical implementation
========================
If you are interested in the technical details of our implementation, we
invite you to read our [[report to the Reproducible Builds
community|/blueprint/reproducible_builds/report_to_RB_community]] about
how we did it.
invite you to read our [report to the Reproducible Builds
community](https://lists.reproducible-builds.org/pipermail/rb-general/2017-October/000656.html)
about how we did it.
We've also published technical [[instructions to
verify|/contribute/build/reproducible/#verify-iso]] one's own
......@@ -106,9 +107,10 @@ verify|/contribute/build/reproducible/#verify-iso]] one's own
Help us make Tails even better
==============================
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donations by individuals like you.
Tails is a self organized free software project. We depend on
partnerships, grants and most importantly on donations by individuals
like you.
Care to give us a hand to make Tails bake even better cakes in the
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href="https://tails.boum.org/donate.en.html?r=fromrb">Donate</a></div>.
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