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> This is people trusting unknown anonymous third parties to build things that will run in their datacenter.

Red Hat, Canonical, Pivotal (I work for Pivotal) all provide this kind of assurance and it's a lot of our bread and butter income to do so.

In particular, Cloud Foundry uses buildpacks, providing runtime binaries with a chain of custody from sourcecode to the buildpack uploaded to the installation.

Buildpacks make this overall problem a lot easier, actually. You don't need to track the underlying base OS image or manage the runtime binaries. The platform does it for you. But you will still be responsible for tracking more immediate dependencies (NPM, Maven etc), which is a poorly-solved problem currently.

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