Regional Membership Boards: Restaffing

Daniel Holbach daniel.holbach at
Thu Apr 8 16:28:03 BST 2010

Please help spread the word, so we get people from a very broad spectrum.



on 2010-05-05 the following members of the Regional Membership Boards
will expire:

 - Americas: Cody A.W. Somerville, Elizabeth Krumbach, Mike Basinger,
             Pedro Villavivencio, Richard Johnson
 - Asia/Oceania: Andi Darmawan, Emmet Hikory, Luke Yelavich,
                 Melissa Draper, Robert Collins, Zak B. Elep,
                 ஆமாச்சு (amachu)
 - EMEA: Alan Pope, Dennis Kaarsemaker, Mark Van den Borre,
         Matthew Helmke, Stéphane Graber, Szilvester Farkas

We are looking for nominations for the boards. You can either nominate
yourself or somebody else. Please add some information about yourself to
the mail. (Expiring members can be re-nominated too.)

We have the following requirements for nominees:

 - be an Ubuntu member
 - be confident that you can judge contributions to various parts of
   our community
 - be available during typical meeting times of the board in question
 - insight into the culture(s) and typical activities within a
   geographic region covered by the board is a plus

Here a slightly longer version that explains a bit better what kind of
community members we are looking for: Those sitting on membership boards
are people who are insightful. They are current Ubuntu Members with a
proven track record of activity in the community. They have shown
themselves over time to be able to work well with others and display the
positive aspects of the Ubuntu Code of Conduct. They should be people
who can discern character and judge contribution quality without emotion
while engaging in an interview/discussion that communicates interest, a
welcoming atmosphere, and which is marked by humanity, gentleness, and
kindness. Even when they must deny applications, they should do so in
such a way that applicants walk away with a sense of hopefulness and a
desire to return with a more complete application rather than feeling
discouraged or hurt.

To nominate yourself or somebody else, please send a mail to the board
you are nominating yourself for (ubuntu-membership-board-emea,
ubuntu-membership-board-asia-oceania or ubuntu-membership-board-americas
at Try to explain your nomination. There is still
time for nominations until Fri 23rd April 2010 12 UTC. All nominations
will be forwarded to the Community Council who will make the final decision.

Thanks in advance to you and thanks a lot also to the dedication
everybody put into their jobs as board members.
 your CC

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