[aur-general] TU application: Chris Brannon
daenyth+arch at gmail.com
Tue Mar 17 12:20:37 EDT 2009
On Tue, Mar 17, 2009 at 11:35, Chris Brannon <cmbrannon at cox.net> 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:
> 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
Excellent! I'm thrilled that you're applying, and I think you'll be a
very valuable addition to the team
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