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.


Nisha Kumar

Security Engineer, Oracle
Nisha is a Security Engineer at Oracle. 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 years. You can follow her work on Twitter at @_ctlfsh
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Joshua Lock

Distinguished Engineer, Verizon
Joshua is Open Source Architect in Verizon's Open Source Program Office, where he leads efforts to improve consistency around how Verizon uses open source. As part of his work at Verizon he works upstream on software supply chain security standards and tools; he is a steering committee... Read More →

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