Authors of "reproducible builds" promise "runnable software" by 2027
A group of talented software developers behind the famous reproducible builds paradigm has announced that "runnable software" will be achieved by 2027. The concept of runnable software is widely believed to be impossible. However, nobody has been able to either prove or disprove the conjecture.
Reproducible builds are a set of software development practices that create an independently-verifiable path from source to binary code. In a similar fashion, runnable software is a set of software development practices that create an independently-verifiable path from binary code to runtime.
Critics of the idea cite that runnable software was theoretically possible, then "we would have it by now".