Community Council nominations and confirmation polls

Mark Shuttleworth mark at
Mon Apr 23 11:11:37 BST 2007

Members of the Ubuntu community,

We have 5 nominations to expand the community council, and voting starts

Each candidate is standing individually, so there are 5 separate votes.
If a majority of the voters approve that candidate, then (s)he will be
confirmed as a new member of the CC with a two year term.

I would urge all formal members of the Ubuntu community to vote. The
formal members are those who are currently listed at:

The polls themselves are listed at:

Please vote in all polls where you have a personal opinion on the
candidate's contribution to Ubuntu and their competence to sit on our
top governing board. There are candidates from a variety of significant
communities within Ubuntu, such as the Forums and the documentation
team, but once confirmed to the CC they will represent the community as
a whole and not any particular subteam - even if they retain a position
in one of the other team councils of the project.

The Community Council is our highest governing body of the project, and
makes fundamental decisions around our community structure, and code of
conduct. They serve to mediate disputes and also appoint the leaders of
key community teams.

We specifically have 5 independent candidates because we believe that
it's important to have a broad coverage of timezones and areas of
expertise on the CC.

I'd like to thank Dennis Kaarsemaker, the CC secretary, for setting up
the polls, and the candidates for their willingness to serve. I would
ask folks who lead various communities within Ubuntu to draw the
attention of their members to these polls so that we get the broadest
participation in each of the decisions.

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