Upcoming Vacant Developer Membership Board seats: Call for nominations

Brian Murray brian at ubuntu.com
Tue Mar 14 21:44:49 UTC 2017

The membership of Mathieu Trudel-Lapierre in the Developer Membership
board will be expiring shortly and Adam Conrad's membership will expire
a few months after that. Subsequently, this email is a call for
nominations to fill both of their positions although one elected
developer will not begin their term immediately.

The DMB is responsible for reviewing and approving new Ubuntu developers
[1], meeting for about an hour once a fortnight. Candidates should be
Ubuntu developers themselves, and should be well qualified to evaluate
prospective Ubuntu developers and decide when to entrust them with
developer privileges or to grant them Ubuntu membership status.

The new member will be chosen using Condorcet voting. Members of the
ubuntu-dev team in Launchpad will be eligible to vote. To ensure that
you receive a ballot in the initial mail, please add a visible email
address to your Launchpad profile (although there will be an opportunity
to receive a ballot after the vote has started if you do not wish to do

The term of the new board members will be at least two years (there will
be some changes to terms to get these two positions to share the same
expiration date).  Providing at least three valid nominations are
received, voting will commence on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 and will last
for approximately 7 days, ending on or around Wednesday, March 29, 2017.
The DMB will confirm the appointments in its next meeting thereafter.

Please send GPG-signed nominations to developer-membership-board at
lists.ubuntu.com (which is a private mailing list accessible only by DMB
members) by midnight UTC on Tuesday, March 21, 2017.

If nominating a developer other than yourself, please confirm that the
nominee is happy to sit on the board before emailing the DMB.

Please consider writing a short statement on your wiki page if nominated
so that others get a better idea of for whom they are voting. If you
include a link to this wiki page in your nomination mail or a followup,
the DMB will share it when the call for votes begins.

[1] https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuDevelopers

Thank you,
Brian Murray
On behalf of the DMB

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