Joint Statement from the CC and KC

Laura Czajkowski laura at
Thu Jun 25 14:35:37 UTC 2015

After much public controversy, the Ubuntu Community Council and Kubuntu 
Council have met with Mark Shuttleworth and Jonathan Riddell to chart a 
path forward. Jonathan Riddell has removed his membership in 
~kubuntu-council as the Community Council required, and the Fridge post 
has been removed as the Kubuntu Council requested. Provisions are being 
made to better handle cases where there is a potential conflict of 
interest for a member of the CC.

We have mutually agreed that KDE is important to Ubuntu, and the Kubuntu 
Council believes that Ubuntu is important to the KDE community as well. 
Therefore we have a basis to work together on putting out a lovely Wily 
release. We recognize that there are honest and strong feelings about 
both the things that led up to the current controversy and the way that 
resolution of it was handled. Despite that, we would all like to move 
forward as best we can for the betterment of the Ubuntu project, 
including Kubuntu.

The Kubuntu Council is pleased to see that process improvements have 
been made that will make issues like this easier to solve in the future 
should they recur and looks forward to a great Wily (15.10) release. The 
Community Council is likewise pleased be working with the Kubuntu 
Council to ensure that a KDE flavor of Ubuntu continues to be well 
supported by the community and Canonical.


Laura Czajkowski - Ubuntu Community Council
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