Ubuntu Membership Board call for nominations

Elizabeth Krumbach lyz at ubuntu.com
Fri Mar 22 19:34:45 UTC 2013

Hi everyone,

Ubuntu Membership is a recognition of significant and sustained
contribution to Ubuntu and the Ubuntu community. To this end, the
Community Council recruits members of our current membership community
for the valuable role of reviewing and evaluating the contributions of
potential members to bring them on board or assist with having them
achieve this goal.

It's now that time of year when we have several members of our boards
expiring from their 2 year terms within the next couple months, which
means we need to do some restaffing of this Membership Board.

We're looking for 5 Ubuntu Members who can participate in the 12:00
UTC meetings:

12:00 UTC, meets once a month, specific day to be discussed by the
board upon addition of new members

And for 4 Members who can participate in the 22:00 meetings:

22:00 UTC, meets once a month, specific day to be discussed by the
board upon addition of new members

We have the following requirements for nominees:

 * be an Ubuntu member (preferably for some time)
 * be confident that you can evaluate contributions to various parts
of our community
 * be committed to attending the membership meetings
 * broad insight into the Ubuntu community at large is a plus

Additionally, those sitting on membership boards 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 evaluate 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 confirm they wish to
accept the nomination and state you have done so), please send a mail
to the membership boards mailing list (ubuntu-membership-boards at
lists.ubuntu.com). You will want to include some information about
yourself (or the applicant you are nominating), a launchpad profile
link and which time slot is being applied for.

We will be accepting nominations through Friday April 5th at 12:00
UTC. All nominations will be forwarded to the Community Council who
will make the final decision and announcement.

Thanks in advance to you and to the dedication everybody has put into
their roles as board members.

Elizabeth Krumbach // Lyz // pleia2

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