[aur-general] TU application: Chris Brannon

hollunder at gmx.at hollunder at gmx.at
Tue Mar 17 22:42:11 EDT 2009

On Tue, 17 Mar 2009 10:35:27 -0500
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:
> 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

I think that anyone who can help to make arch more accessible is very
welcome, maybe you could even help with the installer for blind
people. Judging from your PKGBUILDs your packages aren't trivial but
you seem to manage.

Best luck,

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