Confusing intertwining of Ubuntu Development teams for Membership

Emmet Hikory persia at
Mon Mar 8 00:17:39 GMT 2010

Benj. Mako Hill wrote:
> <quote who="Emmet Hikory" date="Thu, Mar 04, 2010 at 07:16:05PM +0900">
>>     My suggestion of the organisation for documentation purposes would
>> be as follows:
> <snip />
> That sounds reasonable, as far as I can follow. Another option would be
> to think about removing a couple of these groups that seem to act only
> as umbrella groups. It's clear what the best candidate would be but that
> would be fine.

    I'm not sure which are "umbrella groups".  The two most likely
candidates for this perception would be Ubuntu Developers
(~ubuntu-dev) and Ubuntu Contributing Developers
(~universe-contributors) but both have members independent of other
groups (also see below).

>> 1) Make Ubuntu Developers (~ubuntu-dev) a member of Ubuntu
>> Contributing Developers (~universe-contributors)
> Is that right?

    Yes.  Ubuntu Developers (~ubuntu-dev) are considered the polity
for Technical Board and Developer Membership Board polls.  Ubuntu
Contributing Developers (~universe-contributors) grants all the rights
and privileges of Ubuntu Membership, are not eligible to participate
in polls related to the Technical Board or Developer Membership Board.

    The alternative to this move would be to add all current members
of Ubuntu Contributing Developers (~universe-contributors) to Ubuntu
Members (~ubuntumembers) and grant the Developer Membership Board
direct administration over Ubuntu Members (~ubuntumembers), in which
case Ubuntu Contributing Developers may be removed.


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