[Lubuntu-brainstorming] [Proposal] LCC (Lubuntu Community Council)

Federico Leoni effelle at gmail.com
Fri Nov 15 20:26:50 UTC 2013

2013/11/15 David Yentzen <dbyentzen at gmail.com>:
> On Fri, Nov 15, 2013 at 10:43 AM, Ali Linx (amjjawad) <amjjawad at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> Dear Lubuntu Community,
>> Kindly have a read at this Blueprint/Proposal:
>> https://blueprints.launchpad.net/lubuntu-brainstorming/+spec/lubuntu-community-council
>> And, if you are using a Cell Phone or any device and for whatever reason
>> can't access the link, here is the text:
>> --------------------------------------------------------------------------
>> Lubuntu Community Council is my proposal/idea to clean the current mess in
>> Lubuntu Community and solve the pending issues that the community is facing
>> in order to move forward to build a healthy community and a rock solid
>> system for old machines with LTS.
>> ------------------------------
>> Given Information:
>> ------------------------------
>> 1- Lubuntu Community Has NO Actual Leader Starting from 15-May-2012 -
>> https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lubuntu-users/2012-May/001516.html
>> 2- Lubuntu Community and Sub-Teams are a real mess. Lubuntu Communications
>> Sub-Team and Lubuntu QA Team are both without 'Active' Team Leaders. The
>> whole team needs a clean up, reorganize and re-assessment.
>> 3- The Activities of the Community has dropped due to lack of
>> communications and some core old members of the team has left/quit/resigned
>> and the rest are inactive and only very few are still active but that is not
>> enough.
>> 4- Lubuntu 13.10 was a bit of disappointment for as per users and members
>> feedback and some nasty bugs.
>> -----------------
>> Roadmap:
>> -----------------
>> A- Not only one person must lead Lubuntu but instead of that, a Community
>> Council consists of many members - the idea inspired by:
>> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/CommunityCouncil
>> B- LCC (Lubuntu Community Council) elect one member to lead this Community
>> Council at the very beginning of each release cycle  and this election will
>> take place every 6 months. Members of LCC will elect their leaders.
>> C- This is a NON-Technical Board or Council.
>> D- This Council is in charge of:
>> 1- Lubuntu Guards and Keepers - make sure everything goes as smooth as
>> possible and make sure Ubuntu Code of Conducts applies and everyone respects
>> the other.
>> 2- Make sure to build a healthy community based on Team Work, Sharing and
>> Motivation.
>> 3- No Dictatorship: No one will lead the whole community but instead a
>> group of people will do that.
>> 4- Any Lubuntu Member can be a member of this Community Council.
>> 5- Team Leaders of Lubuntu Sub-Teams are members of this Council.
>> E- Requirements:
>> 1- Must be Active Lubuntu Member at least for 6 months Minimum.
>> 2- Members must have proven record of some Lubuntu Community Experience
>> (NON-Technical) and members with minimum one year with Lubuntu Community are
>> preferred.
>> 3- Technical People can join but the above points (#1 and #2) must apply.
>> 4- Must sign Ubuntu Code of Conducts.
>> 5- Must have a Wiki Page.
>> 6- Must have proven record of team work.
>> 7- Friendly and nice.
>> 8- Must communicate.
>> 9- Must leave a note if he/she is busy or will be away.
>> 10- Before stepping down, must give a notice
>> F- Decision Making:
>> Lubuntu Community Council is in charge of decision making and the future
>> of Lubuntu is between the hands of this council. HOWEVER, NO decision to be
>> made UNLESS the whole community (members+users) must be aware of that - to
>> send an email to the mailing list. Some decisions can be made by this
>> council if and only if it is a derision that requires a high skill of
>> Community Experience + Technical Experience which other users may not meet
>> this requirement. But all in all, each and every decision will be made
>> publicly.
>> G- Meeting:
>> Lubuntu Community Council must have at least one meeting per month. Even
>> better, one meeting every two weeks if possible. After the meeting, the log
>> must be shared with everyone belong to Lubuntu Community + must be published
>> on Lubuntu Social Media
>> H- Launchpad:
>> This Council must have a Launchpad Team +  a Mailing List. The
>> owner/creator of that team on Launchpad is NOT necessarily the leader of
>> this Council.  He/She could be anyone who would like to help to set up this
>> area.
>> I- This proposal idea will be on this blueprint. Lubuntu Brainstorming
>> Team will be assigned to this proposal. Team Leader of Lubuntu Brainstorming
>> Team must send an email to both Lubuntu Brainstorming Team + The General
>> Mailing List.
>> J- Discussion will be made here and if most of the active members of
>> Lubuntu Community Agree, this idea will be implemented immediately.
>> K- Lubuntu Community Members can propose some changes on the above but
>> must communicate first with Lubuntu Brainstorming Team before doing
>> anything. Or simply, just add your comment to the whiteboard.
>> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>> Thank you!
>> amjjawad
>> Lubuntu Brainstorming Team Leader
>> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/amjjawad
>> --
>> Remember: "All of us are smarter than any one of us."
>> Best Regards,
>> amjjawad
>> Areas of Involvement
>> My Projects
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> Dear Lubuntu Community,
>   +1 This is an excellent idea. Lubuntu, in the long term, is better off
> being led by a rotating group of active members of the community. This
> ensures the workload and tasks of the community are shared among members and
> avoids individual member burnout or overburden.
> If this is not done and Lubuntu continues in its current direction, I do not
> hold high hopes for it long-term. Every organization, at some point in its
> early development, makes the transition from a small size to a larger more
> complex size. How successfully this is done determines, in a large way, the
> long-term success of the organization. The community council model is the
> best way to ensure Lubuntu's continued existence because it more fairly
> distributes the tasks and no one person becomes overburdened.
>  Let's move forward.
> Best Regards,
> David Yentzen
> https://launchpad.net/~dbyentzen
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I agree Ali,

this could be a good way to back on track, and Lubuntu really needs
that now. LTS is not so far as we can think and without a good
reorganization we will fail. The problem is, who could be a member of
the new council? Not me, as you know Ali I can't assume control on any
Team now, nor help constantly. My real life (and my new business
incoming) first. Beside that I travel A LOT, so would be difficult to
properly follow a project.

Mmmmm.... Curiously I'm still here working for testing/QA. :)


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