Restaffing the Regional Membership Boards: Asia/Oceania, EMEA

Daniel Holbach daniel.holbach at
Tue Apr 27 09:00:00 BST 2010

Hello everybody,

we are going to extend the nomination period for the Regional Membership
Boards Asia/Oceania and EMEA until Friday 30th April 12:00 UTC. (The
Americas Board is all set in terms of nominations.)

On 2010-05-05 the terms of the following members of the Regional
Membership Boards will end:

 - 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

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

To nominate, please send a mail to the board you are nominating for. Try
to explain your nomination. All nominations will be forwarded to the
Community Council who will make the final decision.

 * ubuntu-membership-board-emea at
 * ubuntu-membership-board-asia-oceania at

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.

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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