ShipIt Changes

Alan Pope alan at
Wed Oct 21 21:09:36 BST 2009

2009/10/21 Jorge O. Castro <jorge at>:
> Can you elaborate on this? Like others I too was surprised that you
> hadn't applied for membership. I get the opposite vibe on membership,
> I've always seen the ability for a non-developer to become an Ubuntu
> member was a uniting factor in the project, not the other way around.
> Do you feel that there is a perception that there is a division being
> created by membership?

Indeed. In the membership board sessions I've seen (and taken part in)
it's been the case that developers have actually been rejected more
than non-developers. For the EMEA board we tend to push developers
towards the MOTU route, and instead tend to approve members based on
non-development activities. Whether that's testing, bug triage,
artwork, documentation, support or whatever, we're very open to

I'm also keen to know how we can resolve issues relating to the
perception of Ubuntu membership.


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