DMB: Proposal for a different review process

Scott Kitterman ubuntu at
Wed Aug 3 19:44:34 UTC 2011

On Wednesday, August 03, 2011 03:04:14 PM Chase Douglas wrote:
> On 08/02/2011 09:33 AM, Chase Douglas wrote:
> > My proposal would be to do away with formal meetings, at least for
> > evaluating typical applications, and move them to Launchpad. Create a
> > project (maybe "ubuntu-developer-membership") and then have people open
> > bugs when they have something to bring up before the board.
> There seem to be people who are in favor of this and people who are
> sceptical. That's fine for now, but I think it would be worthwhile to
> explore this option. This could also be used to supplement rather than
> replace the current mechanism in cases where timezones don't line up or
> at the applicants preference.

I think it's really up to the DMB to decide how they want to run their 
application process.  I think you should let them figure it out with our input.  
There appeared to me to be a very different ratio of liking/not-liking your 
proposal based on if someone was employed by Canonical or not.  I would 
suggest that given the current level of pressure on the membership boards by 
various Canonical people that this would be a particularly good time NOT to be 
pushing about trying to force a process change on them.

Scott K

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