[Proposal] LCC (Lubuntu Community Council)

Ali Linx (amjjawad) amjjawad at gmail.com
Sat Nov 16 06:00:38 UTC 2013


Hi again,


On Fri, Nov 15, 2013 at 8:43 PM, 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 <https://wiki.ubuntu.com/amjjawad>
> Areas of Involvement <https://wiki.ubuntu.com/amjjawad/AreasOfInvolvement>
> My Projects <https://wiki.ubuntu.com/amjjawad/Projects>
>


Before you share your thoughts about the above proposal, I have great news
I thought it is better to wait until something 'more serious' happen but I
guess I must share it now. Great news to the point that I have finally
managed to sleep after 2 weeks of not being able to sleep, thinking about
Lubuntu days and nights. Yes, I am not kidding, I adore this system and I
breathe Lubuntu. These news made me sleep, finally :D

I have spoken to someone who showed an interest and didn't hesitate one
second to offer full help and support. Not going to mention any names until
we receive an email about that hopefully soon.

Lubuntu Community may soon receive a massive help and support that could
really change the future of this system and this community (users + members
of lubuntu) in a good and positive way.

The proposal is not yet done or sent. However, I can assure you, things
will be better and better.

Just have some faith and patience. That is all what I am asking.

Many thanks :)


-- 
Remember: "All of us are smarter than any one of us."
Best Regards,
amjjawad <https://wiki.ubuntu.com/amjjawad>
Areas of Involvement <https://wiki.ubuntu.com/amjjawad/AreasOfInvolvement>
My Projects <https://wiki.ubuntu.com/amjjawad/Projects>
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