[aur-general] TU Application

Ronald van Haren pressh at gmail.com
Sat Sep 3 13:30:51 EDT 2011

Op 3 sep. 2011 18:14 schreef "Alexander Rødseth" <rodseth at gmail.com> het
> Hello,
> 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 [1] 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
> alike.
> 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 [2] and one for Firefox [3]). When I was younger, I
> wrote a program for drawing icons and animating sprites. [4] I have a
> wacky homepage where I experiment with HTML5 and upload small CLI
> programs as I see fit. [5]
> I'm currently employed in Hue AS [6], 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]
> [7].
> 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
> something?)
> 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
> --
> Humble regards,
>  Alexander Rødseth
>  (xyproto on IRC, trontonic on AUR)
> [1]
> [2] http://www.3dmodellering.no/beckmann/
> [3] https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=78414   (ctrl-f, "patch")
> [4] http://burn.sf.net
> [5] http://roboticoverlords.org
> [6] http://hue.no
> [7]

Thanks for your interest in becoming a TU. Your application is well written
so I have good hopes for your packages. I'll check them when I have some
more time...and a computer, at hand.

In the meantime, what kind of packages are you interested in maintaining in
[community]? Do you plan do adopt any orphans? Do you plan to move any new
packages into [community]?


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