[aur-general] TU Application -Thomas Hatch

Thomas Dziedzic gostrc at gmail.com
Wed Jan 5 13:01:58 EST 2011

On Wed, Jan 5, 2011 at 11:49 AM, Thomas S Hatch <thatch45 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello, ArchLinux Tus
> Xyne has agreed to sponsor me as a TU. I am very excited at the potential
> opportunity to become more directly involved with the development of
> ArchLinux.
> I atteneded Southern Utah University (SUU) where I studied Computer Science.
> While at SUU I set up one of the first American ArchLinux mirrors, a mirror
> which is still in operation – locke.suu.edu. At SUU I also worked as a
> research assistant and developed a (now defunct) Linux distribution based on
> Arch called Axiom Linux for rediculously parallel compute clusters. It was
> based on Larch and involved a modified Arch installer, (this was before the
> aif days).
> Since then I have worked as a trainer for Red Hat, then a systems software
> developer for a United States DOD contractor and I am presently employed as
> a Sr Systems Engineer at Beyond Oblivion.
> My contributions to Arch so far have been:
> Created and maintained a working puppet package for Arch, and updated the
> existing puppet pacman code.
> Ported libguestfs to Arch, this involved working with the libguestfs
> developers to create a build port specific to Arch since the build process
> requires the creation of a specialized Arch Qemu Vm image.
> Set up MooseFS support for Arch – This is a VERY cool project that I
> strongly recommend people take a look at : moosefs.org
> I have been working on standardizing the Ocaml packages for Arch and
> currently maintain about 25 Ocaml packages.
> I am the author of the Varch Project:
> http://code.google.com/p/varch/
> My packages and project staging repo is at:
> http://code.google.com/p/enterprise-archlinux/
> I am working on a project that I hope will greatly benefit Arch called
> quarters:
> http://code.google.com/p/quarters/
> It is still sparse, I just started a re architect
> And my packages for you to look over:
> https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?SeB=m&K=thatch45
> All in all, I am deeply passionate about open source and Linux, I believe in
> the pragmatic approach to Linux and have continued to find Arch as one of,
> if the the, superior Linux distribution out there today, not only in
> principal, but also in engineering.
> My hope is to assist in bringing ArchLinux further into the forefront of the
> overall Linux community and to continue to port enterprise grade software to
> Arch.
> Hopefully my current contributions suffice to allow me to work as a TU, if
> there is anything in my contributions or packages that needs improvement, or
> if there is anything else I can do to improve my standing, please let me
> know so I can make my application as spotless as possible.
> -thatch45
> -Thomas S Hatch

quarters seems like an interesting project. Also, can you give
examples of enterprise grade software you would bring into
[community], are you talking about the packages you currently
maintain? Overall awesome, and +1 from me once you answer my question

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