[aur-general] TU (re-)Application

Alad Wenter alad at mailbox.org
Fri Feb 9 15:29:57 UTC 2018

On Fri, Feb 09, 2018 at 01:25:05AM -0500, Eli Schwartz via aur-general wrote:
> On 02/09/2018 01:00 AM, Brad Fanella via aur-general wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > 
> > Perhaps this is a bit unorthodox, but in 2011 I resigned from my post
> > as a TU for personal and time-related reasons [1]. Coming up on almost
> > 7 years later, I'm still an avid Arch user, and have struck a balance
> > in my life where I'm much more capable of contributing to open-source
> > projects than I was back then.
> > 
> > The warm regards and well-wishes from my fellow TUs at the time [2][3]
> > have left an extremely positive impression on me, and I find myself
> > once again wanting to pick up some orphaned packages in [community]
> > (surprisingly, the MATE desktop is homeless). Therefore, I'm writing
> > this message to see if there's any interest in getting another helping
> > hand around here.
> I never had a chance to know you when you were active before, but I'm
> sure any TU Fellow would have little/no problems being re-elected,
> certainly under the circumstances you've presented! :)
> As for the MATE desktop, it has languished ever since Martin retired. I
> used it myself for a little while after gnome2, before switching to
> cinnamon... I've considered getting back in touch with the MATE side of
> things and picking up the package set, but I'm still not sure I want to,
> so if you would give it some much-needed love, that would be awesome!
It seems we have no clause in the TU Bylaws [1] on what to do if a
Fellow wants to resume his position as TU. That said, I doubt any of us
would object when we consider your email as the "application" and simply
start the vote after the usual discussion period (1 week) has ended.


[1] https://aur.archlinux.org/trusted-user/TUbylaws.html
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