Transferring the delegation of Ubuntu Membership for development activities from the MOTU Council to the Developer Membership Board

Colin Watson cjwatson at
Tue Feb 9 14:04:42 GMT 2010

On Tue, Feb 02, 2010 at 07:23:18AM -0800, Emmet Hikory wrote:
> Daniel Holbach  wrote:
> > Am Freitag, den 08.01.2010, 11:41 +0100 schrieb Daniel Holbach:
> >> On 23.12.2009 18:35, Emmet Hikory wrote:
> >> >     As this matter is an explicit delegation by the Community Council,
> >> > I would like to ask that the appropriate body to whom to delegate the
> >> > administration of the ~universe-contributors team on Launchpad,
> >> > representing Contributing Developers to Ubuntu, and itself a member of
> >> > the ~ubuntumembers team on Launchpad be reviewed.  My personal thought
> >> > is that it would be appropriate to transfer this delegation to the
> >> > Developer Membership Board shortly after the conclusion of the
> >> > upcoming DMB selection process, but this does not represent the
> >> > official position of any of the affected bodies.
> >> >
> >> >     Thank you for your consideration of this matter.
> >> >
> >> > 1: Minutes at
> >>
> >> The change sounds good to me, I'm also in support of just granting the
> >> DMB admin rights for ~ubuntumembers and move current
> >> ~universe-contributors members to ~ubuntumembers instead. It looks like
> >> there's no need for a separate team.
> >>
> >> Let's get this done as soon as the new DMB is elected.
> >
> > Seems like the CC does not have the power to do this. It looks like the
> > TB needs to handle this.
>     This may be something to be revisited, as ~universe-contributors
> exists purely as a means of offering membership to those who seek it
> as a result of their contributions to development.  I don't think it
> needs to block the administrator change, but I do think it makes sense
> for the CC to have ultimate control over any group used solely as a
> mechanism for granting Ubuntu Membership.

Let's clarify:

Right now, the TB has *technical* permission to modify

It appears that, right now, at least Emmet believes that the CC has
*governance* permission to modify ~universe-contributors (which I think
is on the basis of either a past delegation, a general understanding of
how the social structure ought to work, or both).

If both bodies agree, or if the CC believes that this is in fact within
their purview and the team is only administered by ~techboard due to
some kind of error, I am happy to use my Launchpad privileges as a TB
member to implement a change, but we currently appear to be deadlocked.
Let's unstick this somehow?

Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson at]
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