Ubuntu Membership Board call for nominations

Ubuntu Membership is a recognition of significant and sustained contribution to Ubuntu and the Ubuntu community. To this end, the Community Council recruits members of our current membership community for the valuable role of reviewing and evaluating the contributions of potential members to bring them on board or assist with having them achieve this goal.

It’s now that time of year when we have several members of our boards expiring from their 2 year terms within the next couple months, which means we need to do some restaffing of this Membership Board.

We’re looking for 5 Ubuntu Members who can participate in the 12:00 UTC meetings:

12:00 UTC, meets once a month, specific day to be discussed by the board upon addition of new members

And for 4 Members who can participate in the 22:00 meetings:

22:00 UTC, meets once a month, specific day to be discussed by the board upon addition of new members

We have the following requirements for nominees:

  • be an Ubuntu member (preferably for some time)
  • be confident that you can evaluate contributions to various parts of our community
  • be committed to attending the membership meetings
  • broad insight into the Ubuntu community at large is a plus

Additionally, those sitting on membership boards are current Ubuntu Members with a proven track record of activity in the community. They have shown themselves over time to be able to work well with others and display the positive aspects of the Ubuntu Code of Conduct. They should be people who can discern character and evaluate contribution quality without emotion while engaging in an interview/discussion that communicates interest, a welcoming atmosphere, and which is marked by humanity, gentleness, and kindness. Even when they must deny applications, they should do so in such a way that applicants walk away with a sense of hopefulness and a desire to return with a more complete application rather than feeling discouraged or hurt.

To nominate yourself or somebody else (please confirm they wish to accept the nomination and state you have done so), please send a mail to the membership boards mailing list (ubuntu-membership-boards at lists.ubuntu.com). You will want to include some information about yourself (or the applicant you are nominating), a launchpad profile link and which time slot is being applied for.

We will be accepting nominations through Friday April 5th at 12:00 UTC. All nominations will be forwarded to the Community Council who will make the final decision and announcement.

Thanks in advance to you and to the dedication everybody has put into their roles as board members.

Originally posted to the ubuntu-news-team mailing list by Elizabeth Krumbach on Fri Mar 22 19:34:45 UTC 2013

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One Response to “Ubuntu Membership Board call for nominations”

  1. Phill. Whiteside Says:

    As always, should you run short of numbers I’m more than willing to turn up for meetings and review applicants. the 22:00 would be best, but I can make the 12:00 if needed.



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