Confusing intertwining of Ubuntu Development teams for Membership

Benj. Mako Hill mako at
Mon Mar 8 02:02:45 GMT 2010

<quote who="Emmet Hikory" date="Mon, Mar 08, 2010 at 09:17:39AM +0900">
>     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.

That makes sense to me. I don't understand the benefit of keeping the
two distinct.


Benjamin Mako Hill
mako at

Creativity can be a social contribution, but only in so far
as society is free to use the results. --GNU Manifesto
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