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Thursday, November 21 • 11:50am - 12:25pm
Linux Distribution Build Tools for Custom Container Images - Nisha Kumar & Joshua Lock, VMware

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A typical container image builder takes a base OS from somewhere, runs scripts to add and modify all the things needed for an app to run, then deploys to a registry. This leads to large images which developers try to trim down by using multistage builds, removing files and squashing filesystem layers. Building container images in this way makes it difficult if not impossible to ascertain the license and security implications of using these images.

How do we generate app specific build and runtime images without having to maintain our own base OS images and build machinery?

Fortunately, this is a problem that has been solved in the Linux distribution world for some time. This talk will outline some popular tools and compare them against the requirements for a declarative and reproducible container OS builder which is not reliant on any external infrastructure.

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Nisha Kumar

Senior Open Source Engineer, VMWare
Nisha is a Senior Open Source Engineer at VMware and the technical lead for container packaging and distribution. She has been a DevOps engineer for embedded systems and a Radio Frequency Engineer in semiconductor manufacturing. She has been involved in Open Source for more than 15... Read More →
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Joshua Lock

Open Source Engineer, VMware
Joshua is a maintainer of The Update Framework (TUF) and Supply-chain Levels for Software Artifacts (SLSA) projects. He works at VMware as the security team lead in their Open Source Technology Center. In a past life he spent many years working on and with the Yocto Project. Joshua... Read More →

Thursday November 21, 2019 11:50am - 12:25pm PST
Room 6C - San Diego Convention Center Upper Level
  Application + Development