On Tue, Mar 17, 2009 at 3:35 PM, Chris Brannon email@example.com wrote:
Hello everyone! I wish to become an ArchLinux Trusted User. To that end, here is a bit of information pertaining to me.
I started using Linux in the summer of 2000. Before that time, I used Unix shell accounts offered by various Internet service providers. I've been using some flavor of *nix since 1995. I'm blind, and I've always worked from a text console. Dialup Unix shell accounts had mostly vanished by 2000, so I installed Slackware.
I used Slackware until early 2007, and I learned a great deal about Linux in the process. I could describe my reasons for dropping Slackware, but I won't. It's a fine distribution, and the answer to the "which distribution is best" question is mostly subjective. After looking at several distros, I settled on Arch in September of 2008. Moving to Arch was easy for me, because of my years of experience with Slackware.
Currently, I maintain 8 packages in unsupported, and this number is growing. See the following URL for my work: http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?SeB=m&K=cmb My username on the BBS, AUR, and wiki is cmb.
I want to do my part to make ArchLinux more accessible to the blind. My first order of business is to submit two packages to the community repository: speakup and espeakup. These two packages provide one reliable method of supplying spoken output from the text console under Linux.
I will endeavor to faithfully represent the interests of the whole ArchLinux user community, not just those of the tiny subset who are blind.
Allan McRae is my sponsor. Thank you Allan.
With kind regards, -- Chris
Good! I am glad to read this, I support you, even if I am not part of the team right now, thanks for collaborating with Arch Linux, to my ex-mates, this guy will be a really good addition for the team :-), he deserves the opportunity