[aur-general] TU Application - Dustin Falgout

Alexandre Filgueira alexfilgueira at antergos.com
Sat Mar 5 22:23:32 UTC 2016

2016-02-28 16:02 GMT-05:00 Dustin Falgout <dustin at falgout.us>:

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> Hi Everyone,
> My name is Dustin Falgout (aka lots0logs) and this is my application to
> join the Arch Linux project as a Trusted User.
> About Me:
> I'm 29 years old. I live on the Gulf Coast (USA). I work for a leading
> WordPress Theme Company where I do a little bit of everything: from sales,
> to development, to quality assurance, to tech support (you name it...). My
> first experience with linux was with Ubuntu in 2003. It wasn't until around
> 2008 that I began using linux exclusively on my desktops. Wanting more
> control than comes easily with Ubuntu, I first turned to openSUSE and was
> content for a while. In early 2013, I performed my first Arch linux
> installation and have been using it ever since.
> - From the start I loved almost everything about Arch. The one thing I
> didn't love was the attitudes towards new users that was so common in the
> forum. I certainly understand all sides of what is a complex issue and I'm
> not trying to open that can of worms here. I'm only mentioning it because
> when I first became an Arch user I found the overall tone of the forum to
> be extremely off-putting, so much so that I can pinpoint it as the sole
> reason I shied away from trying to become an active contributor back then.
> Also, it will help everyone to know where my head was at when I tell you
> the rest of my story.
> I stumbled upon Antergos in May 2013 and I immediately knew that I had
> found my home. The project's goals and the views of its developers aligned
> perfectly with my own. For me, Antergos was (and still is) the perfect
> solution as it has allowed me to contribute (albeit indirectly) to the
> advancement of what I truly believe to be the best linux distribution
> available. I know that's a rather broad statement, but I'm trying to keep
> this short and to the point. If anyone would like me to elaborate on
> something more specifically, I'd be happy to do so.
> I currently maintain six or seven PKGBUILDS in the AUR, of which three are
> notable: pycharm-eap[1], lightdm-webkit2-greeter[2], and
> lightdm-webkit-theme-antergos[3]. I've indirectly contributed to other
> packages in the AUR through comments by offering advice to users, notifying
> maintainers of new releases as well as any problems with PKGBUILDS (always
> including a proposed solution), and directing bug reports away from AUR
> comments and to their proper channel. I always take the time to properly
> request deletion of PKGBUILDS that shouldnt be in the AUR (for whatever
> reason) whenever I come across one. I've also reported (and still do
> report) bugs on http://bugs.archlinux.org when it was/is appropriate. On
> one or two occasions I've gone as far as reaching out directly to
> maintainers of official packages to provide them with important information.
> Its's also worth mentioning that I currently maintain many packages[4] for
> Antergos and I'm open to moving any (that are appropriate) to community.
> So you might be wondering: "Why become a TU now?". Well, the reason is
> pretty simple. I was asked to consider applying by Alex Filgueira, the TU
> who currently maintains the Cinnamon packages and a person with whom I've
> had the pleasure of collaborating with on Antergos for the past three
> years. Sadly, his schedule has become far too busy to continue to maintain
> the Cinnamon packages. Another TU, György Balló, has been picking up the
> slack for the past few months but, having more than a few packages of his
> own to maintain, he told Alex that it would be nice to have some help with
> Cinnamon. Considering that Cinnamon is my own personal desktop of choice,
> Alex thought I would want to consider joining forces with György to
> maintain Cinnamon. Obviously, Alex was correct and so here we are. That's
> my story :)
> I know that every minute of your free time is priceless, so thank you all
> in advance for taking the time review and consider my application. I look
> forward to (hopefully) "making things official" between myself and Arch
> Linux.
> [1] https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/pycharm-eap/
> [2] https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/lightdm-webkit2-greeter/
> [3] https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/lightdm-webkit-theme-antergos/
> [4] http://build.antergos.com/browse/main
> Best Regards,
> Dustin Falgout
> Web Developer
> E-mail: dustin at falgout.us
> Google/Skype: dustinfalgout
> Freenode IRC: #antergos
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Well, the 5 day period has ended to interview the applicant, so now the 7
day period to vote is opened.

Good luck!


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