Community Council Call for Nominations
Elizabeth Krumbach Joseph
lyz at ubuntu.com
Thu Sep 19 18:38:39 UTC 2013
All 7 elected Community Council member terms expire next month, we are
going to have an election to restaff in a few weeks where all Ubuntu
Members will be eligible to vote.
We will announce the details of the election soon. What we want from
you now is nominations!
If you know somebody in the Ubuntu community, who
* has been an Ubuntu member for a while
* is dedicated to the project
* is well-respected and known for balanced views and good leadership
* has a good overview over various aspects of the project
* is organized and has some organization talent
(or you know that this all applies to you), please send an email to
the Community Council (community-council at lists.ubuntu.com) with the
subject "[CC Nomination]" by Tuesday, October 8th, 16:00 UTC. If you
are nominating someone else, please confirm that the person is willing
to stand for election and make note of this in the nomination email.
What is the Community Council?
Taken from the ubuntu.com governance page (
http://www.ubuntu.com/about/about-ubuntu/governance ): The social
structures and community processes of Ubuntu are supervised by the
Ubuntu Community Council.
The Community Council and the Technical Board are the two major
governing bodies of the Ubuntu project.
What are the responsibilities of the Community Council?
The Community Council is responsible for any changes to documents like
the Code of Conduct ( http://www.ubuntu.com/about/about-ubuntu/conduct
), are the highest level of arbitration for community disputes, making
sure the other boards within the project are properly staffed and
running and doing what it can to make sure the Ubuntu community in
general is healthy and communication is effective between teams and
What is the time commitment?
The Community Council has two meetings per month (
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/CommunityCouncilAgenda ) which members are
expected to make as often as they can. We also have internal check-in
meetings via Google Hangout two times per month to check in on our
todo list and discuss general community health. Much of our work is
done on the mailing list which may have 5-20 threads per month that
require input from council members. Frequently work items come from
these threads, whether it be review and improvement of community
documents, dispute resolution or review and restaffing of the other
boards within the project. It’s hard to put a number on time, it
really depends on the threads (some require more discussion and input
than others, some months are busier) and your own workflow.
Please feel free to email the Community Council at community-council
at lists.ubuntu.com or reach out to any of the current sitting members
( https://launchpad.net/~communitycouncil/+members ) if you have any
other questions about the Community Council or this process.
Elizabeth Krumbach Joseph (on behalf of the Community Council)
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