Minutes from the Ubuntu Developer Membership Board meeting (2009-12-22)

Martin Pitt martin.pitt at ubuntu.com
Tue Dec 22 16:27:16 GMT 2009

Minutes from Developer Membership Board meeting, 2009-12-22
  * DMB: Martin Pitt (chair), Matt Zimmerman, Scott James Remnant
  * Guests: Alberto Milone, Scott Kitterman, Emmet Hikory
Review of previous action items:
  * mdz to drive election for DMB, based on existing members of TB and MC: ongoing, still waiting for one nominee to confirm/decline

Alberto Milone -> core-dev application:
  * Approved (+3 for, 0 against. 0 abstained)

Updating https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuDevelopers to reflect DMB changes (Emmet):
  * should applicants for core-dev be applying directly to the DMB, rather than first through the MC? → Yes
  * should core-dev applicants be encouraged to previously be Ubuntu Developers (in some way), or is that on a per-applicant basis? → Should not generally be required; depending on applicant's interests, (s)he can apply directly for core-dev, with a higher barrier for entry
  * Does the DMB also expect to take applicants for Contributing Developer? → Yes, since this was previously a function of the MC, which is being merged with DMB
   * '''ACTION:''' Emmet to ask CC to make DMB an admin of ~universe-contributors, as part of the DMB/MC merge
  * Would it make sense to list MOTU (and MC) as a delegated team by DMB? It was historically delegated by TB, but in its former function for approving developers; for consistent documentation, MOTU should now be regarded as a DMB delegate, similar to ubuntu-desktop, kubuntu-dev, etc.
  * OK.  Last question: Is the term "Ubuntu Specialist Developer" acceptable as an umbrella category to describe members of "Ubuntu Desktop Developers", "Mythbuntu Developers", "Kubuntu Developers", and  "MOTU"? → The discussion did not bring up a good term for this; decision was to go with "Ubuntu Developer (from delegated team)" for now and change to a better name later on

DMB election:
 * Waiting for one nominated candidate to confirm/decline; decision should be made by Thursday, Dec 24
 * 3 weeks voting period, plus some slack for Christmas holidays
 * Voting period: 24 Dec to 18 Jan

Next meeting: 2010-01-05, 1500UTC. Chair: mdz

Martin Pitt
p.p. Ubuntu DMB
Martin Pitt                        | http://www.piware.de
Ubuntu Developer (www.ubuntu.com)  | Debian Developer  (www.debian.org)
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