In order to help reduce the workload and expand the Arch Linux development team, we are considering bringing on people to help out in the following projects:
Assign new bugs. Do initial triage; asking user to locate corresponding issue upstream or open one if applicable. Request closure. Review trivial/easier patches to our own stuff and give feedback. Stir up the stagnant pot of bugs and move them forward or get them closed.
Handle new mirror requests through the bug tracker. Ensure contact information is up to date. Be the lead contact on the arch-mirrors ML, answering any questions that come up. Establish mirror quality control. Right now this is manual via the mirror status page and then contacting mirrors that have been out of date for a while; improvements to archweb could be made to automate this.
Implement bug fixes and feature requests to netcfg. Cleaning up the bug tracker of the current open requests; either implement, fix, or close them.
Implement bug fixes and feature requests to initscripts. Cleaning up the bug tracker of the current open requests; either implement, fix, or close them.
Implement bug fixes and feature requests to abs. Cleaning up the bug tracker of the current open requests; either implement, fix, or close them.
Please send your applications to:
firstname.lastname@example.org. To help
us filter the applications by positions, add the appropriate tag at
the begining of the subject line: [application bug], [application
mirror], [application netcfg], [application initscripts] or
[application abs]. Make sure to specify why do you think that you'll
be a good candidate for the position(s) you're applying for.
Update: Please note that we are no longer accepting applications. Some positions are already filled while we have sufficient applications to consider for the remaining open positions. We would like to thank everyone who applied. You should receive an answer from us in the near future if you haven't received one yet. For those of you who didn't had the opportunity to apply, we are hoping your interest here may cause you to start contributing and helping anyways. Most developers found something to do and all the sudden got pulled on the team rather than going through an application process like this, so anything you can do to get noticed (in a good way) helps!