[aur-general] Arch Linux Trusted User application Christian Hesse

Bartłomiej Piotrowski bpiotrowski at archlinux.org
Mon Jan 5 22:44:26 UTC 2015

On Tue, 30 Dec 2014 12:17:06 +0100
Christian Hesse <list at eworm.de> wrote:
> Hello Arch Linux community,
> this year I received an extra Christmas present: Bartłomiej
> Piotrowski asked me to apply to become an Arch Linux trusted user.
> Just some days later Ike Devolder had the same in mind - as I already
> have a sponsor he promised to give his vote. Thanks!
> My name is Christian Hesse (aka eworm), I was born in 1982 and I live
> in Germany. I work for an educational institution, with FOM
> (Fachhochschule für Ökonomie und Management) being the most prominent
> part. My work includes networking and Linux stuff. Most Linux servers
> are Debian based, some machines even run Arch.
> In my free time I fly radio controlled helicopters, take photographs,
> read books, go geocaching, meet friends, ...
> My first contact with Linux was about 1998 when SuSE Linux 6.8 (or
> similar, not perfectly sure) was offered by my school in a special
> deal. I installed it but did not manage to get the X server running.
> Some time later I bought a SuSE Linux 7.0 package, installed it and
> abandoned the well known proprietary operating system. I am a free
> software enthusiast since these days.
> Some SuSE versions later I was annoyed by Yast overwriting my
> configuration files over and over again... I decided do install LFS
> (Linux from scratch) and learned a lot, changed to Gentoo to get a
> package manager and finally installed Arch Linux in... Hmm... January
> 2010? ... for a serious system. I felt in love with this great
> distribution and its package manager pacman. To date I am perfectly
> happy. My main system is still running my first Arch Linux
> installation (though this installation survived at least three
> notebooks...).
> I started maintaining packages in AUR [0] soon. Within four and a
> half year the number increased to over 200, still counting.
> I would like to move some of these to [community]: MySQL Workbench
> comes in mind with 274 votes, LibreCAD and various Yubikey related
> packages being other candidates. Hopefully PackageKit will be
> prepared for prime time again soon.
> My main focus is on system administration, but I do have an attitude
> to programming. A number of open source projects includes changes by
> me, some just being bug fixes, some introducing new features. I do
> not want to bore you, so I will not list them here.
> I even have started some projects on my own [1][2]. Dynamic QR
> code on website anybody? Or desktop notifications for journal
> entries, netlink or block device changes? Some projects are specific
> to Arch Linux. Want to share pacman cache on local network? Full disk
> encryption with mkinitcpio and Yubikey?
> On community events I got in contact with the Linux Professional
> Institute. Nowadays I am member of LPI German e.V. [3] and working as
> proctor taking certification exams.
> Additionally my co-author Michael Gisbers and I wrote a German book
> ("Linux Essentials. Vorbereitung auf die Prüfung des Linux
> Professional Institute") for Linux Essentials exam preparation,
> published at Open Source Press [4].
> I am going to marry next month, so do not expect me to be too active
> until the end of January. Nevertheless I would be pleased to join the
> team now and enhance Arch Linux in the future.
> Thanks a lot to all of you for considering my application.
> Best Regards,
> Chris
> [0] https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/?SeB=m&K=eworm
> [1] https://github.com/eworm-de
> [2] http://git.eworm.de/
> [3]
> http://www.lpice.eu/lpi-partner/lpi-ev/die-mitglieder-des-lpi-e-v/christian-hesse.html
> [4] http://www.opensourcepress.de/de/autoren/Christian-Hesse

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