The current IRC council has 3 members whose 2 year terms are ending. This means it is now election season.
Details about the IRC Council and its charter may be viewed here. Council members normally serve a two year term, and may stand for multiple terms.
From the wiki page the election process is as follows:
Elections of new IRC Council members will be held in the following way:
- An open call for nominations should be announced in the IRC Community, and people can nominate themselves for a seat on the council. Everyone is welcome to apply.
- To apply for a seat the candidate creates a Wiki page outlining their work in the community, and inviting others to provide testimonials.
- When the application deadline has passed, the IRC Council will review the applications and provide feedback on the candidates for the Community Council to review.
- The Community Council will identify a shortlist for the board and circulate the list publically for feedback from the community.
- The shortlist identified by the Community Council will be voted upon by team members as described at CommunityCouncil/Delegation. Members of the Ubuntu IRC Members Team are eligible to vote.
- The Community Council will then finalize the appointment of IRC Council members.
As you may have guessed, this is our call for nominations. Please feel free to nominate yourself, and remember to talk to others who you intend to nominate first.
All Ubuntu Members are welcome to apply. If you’re not a member but believe you meet the criteria to be one, then visit the Membership page and learn how to make it happen. IRC contributions are highly regarded in the search for IRC Council members, but are not essential.
To nominate yourself, create a wiki page for yourself and announce it and your candidacy on the IRC team mailing list. Nominations will be open through to 14 February, 2016, when a full list of applicants will be forwarded to the Community Council for checking. If there are more qualified applicants than positions, a vote will be announced to take place at the end of February.
Originally posted to the ubuntu-irc mailing list on Fri Jan 15 08:17:28 UTC 2016 by Melissa Draper on behalf of the Ubuntu IRC Council