[aur-general] TU Application: Dave Reisner

Daniel J Griffiths (Ghost1227) ghost1227 at archlinux.us
Tue Nov 30 02:11:51 CET 2010

I spoke to Dave today. I've known him for quite a while on IRC and have
him to be knowledgeable and helpful. Given how crazy my life has been
I'm more than willing to turn over some of my packages to him, and believe
will be a great asset to the team. If Ionut hadn't agreed to sponsor him, I
have been more than happy to do so.

On Mon, Nov 29, 2010 at 7:01 PM, Dave Reisner <d at falconindy.com> wrote:

> Greetings!
> Please consider this my application to become a Trusted User. My name is
> Dave Reisner, and I'm 27 years old, currently residing in the New York
> City area. Ionut Biru has graciously offered to sponsor this
> application. I'm a self-taught programmer, computer enthusiast, an
> occasional IT consultant, and I enjoy brutal sarcasm & dry wit. During
> the daytime, I star as a QA website tester, writing automated test
> scripts with the Selenium framework. At night, I prefer Bash & C, but I
> also dabble in Go, Java, Ruby, and Python.
> Although I've only been using Arch for a little over a year now, I've
> become very much appreciative and endeared to its simplistic style and
> offer of freedom in administration. I quickly settled into a CLI setup
> featuring DWM, mutt, ncmpcpp, tmux, etc and filled in any missing gaps
> with Bash and C programs of my own design. In particular, I wrote cower
> and burp, which interface with the AUR to do clean and fast downloading
> and uploading (respectively) from the AUR. Please feel free to visit my
> Github repositories [1].
> I also consider myself to have been an active contributor to the Arch
> community. I advocate the testing repo (which I use on all the boxes I
> maintain), I diligently file and follow up with bug reports, providing
> patches or other solutions whenever possible, and I've made a few
> (though somewhat minor) code contributions to pacman.
> Over the course of the past year, I've picked up a number of packages in
> the AUR [2]. While many of these aren't very popular, I would like to
> make an effort to bring Systemd into community to make it more
> accessible. I believe that while it does not necessarily fall directly
> in line with the "true spirit" of Arch, it's an excellent project and
> there are many people interested in its offerings within the Arch
> community. I've been following its development since a month after
> Lennart made his initial announcement, and I have been the major
> provider of Systemd packages on the AUR.
> In addition, I've spoken with Daniel Griffiths and I offered to relieve
> him of some of his packaging duties (given his hectic schedule), and we
> agreed on: asciidoc, html2text, and rsnapshot.  Eventually, as I become
> more comfortable with the role, I would like to take on more packages to
> help insure that our repos stay fresh and full of useful software. Since
> the recent cleanup.
> I'm happy to answer any questions you may have. Thanks for taking the
> time to consider my application.
> Dave.
> [1] http://github.com/falconindy
> [2] http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?SeB=m&K=falconindy

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