[arch-dev-public] Resignation from Dev/TU position

Tom K tom at archlinux.org
Fri Feb 8 09:16:44 EST 2008

Varun Acharya wrote:
> Hi guys,
> After a lot of thought, I've realised I've reached a point where I
> don't have the time and energy to contribute to Arch anymore. I'm at a
> transitional period from an intern to a practicing dentist(2 months to
> go), and a lot of work needs to be done, all of which requires a good
> amount of my time. I also will be travelling on business/education a
> lot this year, and for a good amount of time will not have access to
> any linux box to do Arch related work. And most importantly, I have to
> do a huge amount of studying this year to write a couple of board
> exams in the latter part of the year. I've tried balancing my schedule
> to get more time with arch in, but it doesn't seem to be working out
> too well, and I clearly need to focus on my profession. I don't want
> to see the quality of my packages suffer or my packages being out of
> date for long periods of time, so I decided that the best thing for me
> to do would be to step down at this point. The packages I've disowned
> and which are up for grabs are (luckily not too many):
> foobillard
> libbtctl
> bladeenc
> dvdbackup
> handbrake
> miro
> showimg
> smplayer (-rc currently in testing)
> smplayer-themes
> d4x
> deluge
> firestarter
> nicotine
> transmisson
> wicd
> gspcav1
> I do hope I can set things right in my life and rejoin you guys
> sometime in (hopefully not too distant) the future. I will of course
> continue to use Arch all the time :) and try to help out occasionally
> when x86_64 difflist goes out of control :). Good luck to Aaron and
> the rest of the dev team, and all the TU's. Its been awesome.
> Regards,
> Varun "ganja_guru" Acharya

Best of luck, Varun - although I'm sure you don't need it. And don't be 
concerned about "setting things right" either - sounds to me like things 
are going very well for you. :)

Keep in touch, and we'll keep a seat warm for you.


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