[aur-general] TU Application
rodseth at gmail.com
Sat Sep 3 12:13:39 EDT 2011
My name is Alexander Rødseth. I'm from Oslo, Norway, am 29 years old
for two more months and have been using Arch for a couple of years.
My first taste of Linux was a brief acquaintance with Red Hat over a
decade ago, followed by Slackware and then Debian for a few years. Now
I use Arch Linux both at home and at work, and it's my absolute
favorite so far.
My 62 AUR packages  have a total of 2519 votes, where 32% of the
votes are for packages I submitted, while the rest are for previously
orphaned packages, that needed a warm and caring home.
I like how Arch tries to avoid fixing things behind your back, which I
think is evident from the installation process, the package manager
and the love for simplicity I've found in Arch users and developers
I enjoy programming in Go, Haskell, Python and C, try to contribute to
open source projects with bug reports and the occasional patch (here
is one for Blender  and one for Firefox ). When I was younger, I
wrote a program for drawing icons and animating sprites.  I have a
wacky homepage where I experiment with HTML5 and upload small CLI
programs as I see fit. 
I'm currently employed in Hue AS , a company that (roughly
explained) sells a software engine for converting sound to
3D-graphics. I mainly work with developing and maintaining the
internal systems for keeping track of licenses, builds and issues with
the code (mostly written in Python). Luckily, I only program a minimum
of C++. ;)
I started working with programming before studying computer science,
and I am on a lifelong track of continuing to learn stuff on my own.
At least one of my AUR packages has been moved to [community]
(lib32-libasyncns, moved by Jan Steffens in 2010, only have the e-mail
as reference) and I've contributed to at least one package in [extra]
I hang out and answer questions on #archlinux as often as I can.
My goal with becoming a TU is first and foremost to help out with
maintaining packages for the distro that I love and use.
If I can find a bug to fix or a feature to add to pacman, or any other
arch-centric application, I would like to do so. (Could an option for
pacman to list all system-files that are not owned by a package be
I am grumpy before the first cup of coffee in the morning, other than
that I'm generally happy, helpful and benevolent. I try to get a
minimum of exercise and I'm in a stable relationship. I like the game
of Go and creating music with jack, MIDI-synths and Arch, of course.
Evangelos Foutras was kind enough to sponsor me for applying to become a TU.
(xyproto on IRC, trontonic on AUR)
 https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=78414 (ctrl-f, "patch")
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