I was never into coding/development for FOSS. Though I had decent coding skills in some languages, I had never gotten the opportunity to develop mainstream FOSS. When I was told about HackFest at Shaastra ’09, I decided to give the event a try.
Inspired by CRUX and started in March 2002 by Judd Vinet, the Arch Linux project might have been a late entrant into the world of distros. But within a short span of time, it has gained lots of fans, users and contributors. Arch Linux, according to its website, is a minimalist distribution aimed at intermediate Linux users who are not afraid of the command line.