[aur-general] TU Application: André Silva

André Silva emulatorman at riseup.net
Thu May 18 16:25:24 UTC 2017

On 05/18/2017 11:27 AM, Jelle van der Waa wrote:
> André, would love to see your response to the questions from Eli and
> Brtln.

Hi Jelle, sorry about the delay to respond those emails, i didn't read
them until now :(

Here I go...

On 05/15/2017 11:12 AM, Bartłomiej Piotrowski wrote:
> On 2017-05-13 18:35, André Silva wrote:
>> * linux-libre
>> * linux-libre-lts
> The drama aside, why should we want to include a libre kernel in
> repositories, while as a whole, we don't really care about it? We
> package Flash, proprietary blobs for kernel, nvidia drivers, repackage
> projectsfrom prebuilt tarballs, pull non-free assets for games and so
> on. I really can't see this application in any other way than trying to
> annoy Parabola, even if you don't intend to be malicious.
> Bartłomiej

Hi Bartłomiej, i wouldn't try annoy Parabola and/or another distro, i
just would maintain linux-libre and linux-libre-lts plus free firmwares
in Arch for those users who loves uses it without blobs. Otherwise, it
will be helpful not only for Arch because Parabola and another distros
will benefit from it since they have a hard work making a lot of
packages [0], not just kernels, then it will save time for them to
maintain their projects too and it is a way to help to Arch and all
Arch-based distros with my contribution :)


On 05/15/2017 11:19 AM, Jelle van der Waa wrote:
> On 05/13/17 at 11:35pm, André Silva wrote:
>> On 05/13/2017 10:24 PM, Christian Rebischke wrote:
>>> Hello Andre,
>>> Can you tell us more about your position at parabola? Why did you quit
>>> the developer job for there and why do you want to be Arch Linux
>>> Trusted User now? This is no offense, I just want to know more about
>>> that part in your history.
>>> Best regards,
>>> Chris
>> Hi Chris don't worry about your questions, it isn't a offense. :)
> Thanks for being so open about it, I appreciate it!
>> Currently, i'm dedicating my life to my family and friends than ever
>> before, however i would at least continuing maintaining some of my
>> kernels such as linux-libre and linux-libre-lts in Arch as TU in
>> [community] for the benefit of Arch the same as other Arch-based distros.
> Personally I have mixed feelings about yet another kernel in our
> repository's. I'm also wondering if you want to bring in more -libre
> packages? (And therfore making parabola obsolete).
> I'm fine with the current split between Arch and Parabola, since it
> makes it clear where Arch stands :)

Parabola is really more than a distro that only maintains/deblobs
kernels, you can see in their blacklist [0] and their project [1],
therefore it won't make Parabola obsolete, on the contrary, it will
benefit both (Arch and Parabola) and all Arch-based distros.

Otherwise, i won't maintain more packages than linux-libre{,-lts} and
free firmware in Arch since i have another personal projects too. So i
would just help maintain my kernels in [community] as my contribution
for all users who loves use it.


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