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

Ali Linx (amjjawad) amjjawad at gmail.com
Sat Nov 16 06:04:37 UTC 2013

On Sat, Nov 16, 2013 at 12:12 AM, David Yentzen <dbyentzen at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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 <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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> Dear Lubuntu Community,
>   +1 This is an excellent idea.

Hi David, thanks for sharing your opinion. We do need to communicate and
share our thoughts so thank you again :)

> 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.

Well said.

> 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.

Well said.

>  Let's move forward.

Exactly. That is what we do need now.

> Best Regards,
> David Yentzen
> https://launchpad.net/~dbyentzen

Many thanks for sharing and replying :)

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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