Many people are familiar with the problems around the lack of trust in proprietary hardware components and their firmware.
Similar issues do however exist on the software side of things, especially when it comes to how we bootstrap compilers for the ubiquitous C-language.
This talk will present an overview of how these processes work in modern Linux distributions, which issues we have and what the implications are.
We'll also do a brief dive into related topics, such as repeatable build environments and reproducibility.
If you're not already aware of these issues, hopefully this talk will leave you with a newfound sense of paranoia and some pointers towards things that YOU can do to improve the situation.