Tesla's GPL compliance / build repeatability


#1

Whatever you might think about FLOSS or about the merits of the GPL specifically, I thought this was an interesting read from a sw eng/build tooling perspective - the number of hoops jumped through and yaks shaven just to get a clean build of something that is allegedly “complete source code”

If they’d based it on Nix there’d be none of these problems, right?

https://lists.sfconservancy.org/pipermail/ccs-review/2018-May/000000.html


#2

If they’d based it on Nix there’d be none of these problems, right?

It all depends on how much Nvidia stuff they used, because Nvidia is a legal problem that might have technical implications, not a technical problem.


#3

Ha yes, that’s also very true.