[aur-general] TU Application -Thomas Hatch
gostrc at gmail.com
Wed Jan 5 13:45:52 EST 2011
On Wed, Jan 5, 2011 at 12:10 PM, Thomas S Hatch <thatch45 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 5, 2011 at 11:01 AM, Thomas Dziedzic <gostrc at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Wed, Jan 5, 2011 at 11:49 AM, Thomas S Hatch <thatch45 at gmail.com>
>> > 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
>> > While at SUU I set up one of the first American ArchLinux mirrors, a
>> > 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
>> > Arch called Axiom Linux for rediculously parallel compute clusters. It
>> > based on Larch and involved a modified Arch installer, (this was before
>> > aif days).
>> > Since then I have worked as a trainer for Red Hat, then a systems
>> > developer for a United States DOD contractor and I am presently employed
>> > 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
>> > 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
>> > the pragmatic approach to Linux and have continued to find Arch as one
>> > 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
>> > overall Linux community and to continue to port enterprise grade software
>> > Arch.
>> > Hopefully my current contributions suffice to allow me to work as a TU,
>> > there is anything in my contributions or packages that needs improvement,
>> > 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
> At this point yes, mostly things like puppet and libguestfs (of course
> puppet still relies on ruby 1.8, so that will have to wait a bit still). One
> of my goals is really to bring more automation and virtualization support to
> Also to bring in things like func and certmaster, and to package more
> automation systems than just puppet.
> I also want to bring a number of technologies used by Red Hat to Arch, and
> by technologies I mean more along the lines of copying things that we know
> have worked for other distros. This would involve the quarters project and
> varch of course (so koji for redhat == quarters for Arch; thincrust for
> redhat == varch for Arch). but also get a number of the fedorahosted
> projects that could benefit Arch ported over (I still need to query which
> ones to bring over).
> That, and anything I can come up with that would benefit Arch of course :)
Ok, but do keep in mind to bring in packages with over 10 votes,
otherwise +1 from me :)
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