Launchpad Membership (was Reapproval time)

David Symons david.symons at
Sun Mar 7 23:40:14 GMT 2010

On Sun, Mar 7, 2010 at 6:45 PM, Melissa Draper <melissa at> wrote:
> On Sun, 2010-03-07 at 12:55 +1100, Ferdinand Lehnard wrote:
>> After that I didn't had a look on the web page for a longer time, just
>> recently I was coming back and had seen some improvement. The
>> membership application seems still to be difficult. I am still not
>> sure whether I did it right, because I did not heard anything anymore
>> from the Ubuntu team, the membership is still pending. I launched the
>> application on the Ubuntu Australia Launchpad, but there I stay for
>> now more or less 3 month as pending. A previous membership application
>> end 2007 just disappeared. Is it because my email address is ending
>> with which suggest I am from Germany? Yes I am from Germany,
>> but living and working in Australia since more than 3 years now. I
>> just kept my private email, because all my international friends knows
>> it and I am too lazy to change everything around. You all are locked
>> up with your job and it's hard find time for other things, may be
>> that's the reason that it takes such long for membership approvals.
>> But it is a kind of respect to give the applicants a short notice that
>> the approval is received and/or in process and that it will take some
>> time.
> As I've previously stated, I generally don't do stuff with the launchpad
> team. If when you submitted the application in 2009 there was no info
> about where you are in your profile, then you probably just got left in
> the queue. I really can't answer beyond that.

Hi Ferdinand, Melissa, all,

I (as the Launchpad team "owner") do the bulk of the membership
approvals.  My method is to approve if I can find any evidence that
the applicant is Australian or linked to Australia.  This can be any

- an Australian email address.
- an Australian timezone set on the applicants Launchpad homepage.
- a search on the name and/or email address that returns results
linking the applicant to Australia (eg. I have found people with posts
to Whirlpool).

Ferdinand, my apologies that this process did not work in your
particular case.  It has, otherwise, worked fairly well so far.

By the way, I'm starting to feel that the team contact should be the
LP team owner.  It will save some confusion.  Let's include it on the
meeting agenda.

Regards, Dave.
David Symons
Armidale NSW Australia

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