[aur-general] TU application for Thomas Dziedzic

Daniel J Griffiths (Ghost1227) ghost1227 at archlinux.us
Wed Jun 9 14:04:14 EDT 2010

On 06/09/10 at 11:29am, Thomas Dziedzic wrote:
> Hello,
> My name is Thomas Dziedzic. I recently applied to the Junior Developer
> program, but I was not accepted because of the quantity of people that
> applied. Allan McRae suggested that I should apply to be a TU so here
> I am. I have contacted Ionuț Bîru (wonder) and he has agreed to
> sponsor me. This will mainly be a reiteration of my JD program
> application. Now, onto some background about me.
> I got started with open source software several years ago mainly out
> of curiosity by installing a linux distro (mandrake). Some OSs that I
> have used before archlinux include: mandrake (now mandriva), debian,
> opensuse, fedora core (now fedora), slackware, freebsd, ubuntu, and
> many others. Now my distro hopping days are mostly over thanks to
> archlinux and virtualbox.
> I have been using archlinux on my desktop for at least 2 years now. I
> go by the following nicks, td123 on irc/aur, and tomd123 on
> bbs/bugs/wiki.
> I currently maintain 78 packages in the aur. [1] I keep them mostly up
> to date and bug free. I know some of the packages aren't perfect but
> most (if not all) work. Most importantly, I don't ignore user
> requests/problem reports. I also go through some bug reports and help
> out where ever I can.
> I am fairly comfortable with writing packages for archlinux. I am also
> comfortable fixing bugs in the packages. I currently don't actively
> track upstream development of any packages, mainly because I
> don't have a need to. Occasionally, if I'm curious about certain
> features or just want to check out the changes/progress, I will check
> the repo logs or the changelog. I am mainly interested in maintaining
> scientific/mathematical apps along with apps that follow the unix
> philosophy.
> Initially, I would be interested in knowing if I could move
> sage-mathematics from the AUR to community. Also, I would be
> interested in adopting grass from community.
> I am hoping that I will get accepted so I can help improve archlinux even more!
> -Thomas Dziedzic
> [1] - http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?SeB=m&K=td123

I've seen you around and don't have anything bad to say about you, so
that's a start... In regards to you adopting grass if you get the position,
PLEASE DO!!! I hate rebuilding that damn thing :P I have one question for
you though... You mentioned wanting to move one package to [community], and
an interest in adopting one other, but what do you really want to do as a
Trusted User? Is there a specific group of packages that you are interested
in maintaining? As you interested in helping out with site development or
the AUR? Basically, what are your goals for becoming a Trusted User?

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