[aur-general] TU Application

Ángel Velásquez angvp at archlinux.com.ve
Tue Oct 7 15:48:51 EDT 2008

Evangelos Foutras ha scritto:
> Hello,
> My name is Evangelos Foutras. I'm 20 years old and currently a student 
> of Informatics at the University of Piraeus in Athens, Greece.
> I had my first taste of GNU/Linux a few years back with Mandrake 9.0 
> (if I remember correctly) that came with a magazine I bought. I didn't 
> know much about computers back then and gave up quickly. Since then, I 
> used Windows (2000 and then XP) pretty much until 2007. At that time I 
> discovered Ubuntu and started messing around with it, setting my 
> system to dual-boot XP and Ubuntu. I gradually increased the time 
> spent on Ubuntu especially during the summer of the same year, and 
> finally dumped Windows all together on Oct 20 2007. I've never looked 
> back since.
> During this one and a half year, I've tried several distributions, 
> including Fedora and Debian; they were alright. I really liked that 
> Fedora shipped with very up-to-date software and I still use Debian 
> for server environments. My first Arch installation was done this 
> spring but for some reason I can't recall, I went back to Ubuntu the 
> following day. My next Arch encounter I owe to Alex Cartwright, 
> founder of TangoCMS[1]. He had recently switched to Arch himself and 
> urged me to give it another try. This time I got to understand and 
> love the Arch Way, so I didn't bounce. "Love at second sight", I guess.
> Currently, I maintain 8 packages in AUR. Two of them feature (crappy) 
> software I've authored, two others are new contributions and the rest 
> are orphans I've adopted. I'm somewhat experienced at C, Python, PHP 
> and Bash, skills which have aided in handling issues that arise when 
> packaging a piece of software.
> Let me say that I'm amazed at the quality of the distribution as a 
> whole, and the tools that have been developed for it. The community is 
> wonderful as well, composed of smart and skillful people who enjoy 
> being of assistance to others. I'd like to get more involved in Arch 
> and help wherever I can; therefore I'm applying for TUship. Daenyth 
> has offered to be my sponsor and I sincerely thank him for that. :)
> Feel free to ask me any questions you might have.
> Kind regards,
> ------------
> [1] http://www.tangocms.org/

Hi Evangelos, you seems to be known for me(maybe on IRC @ #archlinux ;-D).

Well, I reviewed your packages and I found this:

* Remove this (vim tag) # vim:set ts=2 sw=2 et: from your packages.
* gcompris, gnome-hearts, movic, xdotool: Maintainer tag is just for TUs 
(if this become a reality then you can change again to Maintainer, but 
consider to do this change to the next release)
* gnalert: license is an array, change license="GPL" by license=('GPL')

Now let me ask few questions, what are your plans becoming a TU? 
Adopting orphaned packages in community?, move some AUR packages to 
community (which ones?), help developing/patching AUR?.

Btw you missed to point us to your AUR link or at least your nick in AUR 
(foutrelis), i guessed by your e-mail address ;).

Good luck!

Angel Velásquez
angvp @ irc.freenode.net
Arch Linux Trusted User (TU)

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