[aur-general] ArchLinux TU Application: Fabio Castelli (Muflone)

Balló György ballogyor at gmail.com
Wed Jul 30 23:25:39 EDT 2014

2014. 07. 31, csütörtök keltezéssel 01.06-kor Muflone ezt írta:
> Hi everyone
> My name's Fabio Castelli (aka Muflone) from Italy and I wish to apply to
> become a TU for ArchLinux to maintain some packages in the community
> repository. My TU sponsor is György Balló.
> I actually work as a software developer in a local private company and I
> use GNU/Linux since the 1998, having started with Slackware 2.0.
> Many years have passed through Fedora, Debian, Ubuntu and finally
> ArchLinux that actually I use daily at home and at my job place since a
> couple of years. Debian is still often used for software packaging, to
> deploy services in my network and for less experienced colleagues that
> needs some GNU/Linux environment in my job place.
> My experience in development is long term, starting in '80s with C=64
> Basic, actually I work daily in Python (under Windows, GNU/Linux and
> i5/OS, both desktop, server and web platforms), Delphi and VB (under
> Windows), RPG/400 and CL (under i5/OS) and many other things which I use
> less often, like C or J2EE.
> My open source contributions are a really long list but let's try to not
> be boring:
> - maintainer for over 160 packages in the AUR, most of them updated often:
> https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/?SeB=m&K=Muflone
> https://github.com/muflone/pkgbuilds/
> - maintainer for some Debian packages:
> https://qa.debian.org/developer.php?login=muflone@vbsimple.net
> https://alioth.debian.org/projects/python-apps/
> - author of various open source softwares:
> http://www.muflone.com/english.html
> https://github.com/muflone/
> https://code.google.com/u/102825094329389897213/
> https://www.openhub.net/accounts/Muflone
> - written hundreds of articles for an Italian website around VB6
> development through the 1998 and 2004: http://www.vbsimple.net/
> - written hundreds of articles for an Italian website around Ubuntu
> through the 2009 and the 2011: http://ubuntrucchi.wordpress.com/
> - support in the Italian Ubuntu forum, I was the second most active
> member of the forum through the 2009 and the 2012:
> http://forum.ubuntu-it.org/memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=73229
> - support and founder of LQH (Linux Quality Help), an Italian GNU/Linux
> forum where normal users could ask their questions and only the experts
> group could offer support, resulting in higher quality service, ran only
> from highly experienced users through the 2009 and the 2012:
> https://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.linuxqualityhelp.it/supporto
> - written tenth of Italian video guides around PyGTK development through
> the 2008 and the 2010: http://pygtk.wordpress.com/
> - written a couple of articles around GNOME Shell in the 2011:
> http://gnomeshell.wordpress.com/
> - could continue but better stopping here.. too boring. I'm sorry!
> ArchLinux is actually my favorite GNU/Linux distributions and I think I
> could do a lot of work in enhancing this great distribution.
> What I love about ArchLinux is the perfect control it gives to me and it
> needs from me.
> Every time I need some software, I package it and then I publish it
> under AUR.
> I try to apply an old Microsoft rule: "Never ever write the same thing
> twice", so if the software resulted useful to me then it could be useful
> for other users and AUR is a perfect place where to find stuff.
> There are a lot of packages that I wish to move in the community
> repository: hfsprogs, kompozer, sweethome3d, gmtp, arista,
> spyder/spyder3, sbackup, gwakeonlan, gespeaker, remmina-plugin-*,
> python-ptrace.
> There are also packages maintained from other users that I wish to see
> in community repository: dex2jar, dmg2img, firefox-theme-adwaita and
> thunderbird-theme-adwaita, gigolo, gscan2pdf, httrack, linkchecker,
> loggedfs, netactview, pacmanlogviewer, parallel-python, pyrenamer.
> I read daily the AUR general and AUR requests mailing lists but I never
> participate in the discussions, after many years of discussions in other
> ML and forums I lost the pleasure in writing stuff inside the communities.
> The same applies to IRC, too much time spent in helping others (I was
> also HelpOp in #irchelp) forced me to away even from IRC.
> My job coincided with my favorite hobby so, apart my personal projects
> (see GitHub) I love reading heavy books (technical, development,
> sysadmin, networking but also theater or classic novels) and watching
> films when the TV is not owned by my gf.
> Thank you for reading up to here.
> Best regards
> Fabio Castelli / Muflone

I'm confirming my sponsorship. I think that Fabio has great experience,
and has excellent packages in AUR.

A discussion period of 5 days has been started now.

György Balló
Trusted User
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