Ubuntu Membership Board call for nominations

Daniel Holbach daniel.holbach at ubuntu.com
Mon Apr 28 13:19:44 UTC 2014

Ubuntu Membership [1] 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 eight 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 [2].

We’re looking for Ubuntu Members who can participate either in the 12:00 
UTC meetings or 22:00 UTC (if you can make both, even better).

Both the 12:00 UTC and the 22:00 UTC meetings happen 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 Monday May 12th 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.

[1] https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Membership
[2] https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Membership/Boards

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