[ubuntu-studio-devel] Introducing the potential new Ubuntu Studio Council

Jonathan Aquilina jaquilina at eagleeyet.net
Fri Feb 23 14:21:37 UTC 2018

I’m interested I remember when studio was first started I’m in the process of changing jobs and hope to have more time to experiment with studio 

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> On 23 Feb 2018, at 14:16, Ross Gammon <rosco at ubuntustudio.org> wrote:
> Introducing the potential new Ubuntu Studio Council
> ===================================================
> Back in 2016, Set Hallström was elected as the  new Team Lead for
> Ubuntu Studio, just in time for the 16.04 Xenial Long Term Support
> (LTS) release. It was intended that Ubuntu Studio would be able to
> utilise Set's leadership skills at least up until the next LTS
> release in April 2018. Unfortunately, as happens occasionally in the
> world of volunteer work, Set's personal circumstances changed and he is
> no longer able to devote as much time to Ubuntu Studio as he would like.
> Therefore, an IRC meeting was held between interested Ubuntu Studio
> contributors on 21st May 2017 to agree on how to fill the void. We
> decided to follow the lead of Xubuntu and create a Council to take care
> of Ubuntu Studio, rather than continuing to place the burden of
> leadership on the shoulder of one particular person.
> Unfortunately, although the result was an agreement to form the first
> Ubuntu Studio Council from the meeting participants, we all got busy and
> the council was never set up.
> Who was willing to be in the Ubuntu Studio Council?
> ---------------------------------------------------
> The attendees of the IRC Meeting that were to form the Ubuntu Studio
> Council are: - **Set Hallström** (sakrecoer) - **Eylul** (eylul) -
> **Len Ovens** (len-ovenwerks) - **Ross Gammon** (rosco2)
> Now times have changed, and Eylul and Ross have also become very busy.
> We are also aware that some regular contributors to Ubuntu Studio (I can
> think of Krytarik for example) were not present for the IRC meeting.
> So, now we are considering expanding the size of that original proposed
> Council to try and bring in some new blood to Ubuntu Studio, and keep
> the project going. In particular, we really need someone to step up help
> with some leadership and direction, and build up the Ubuntu Studio teams.
> How would the Ubuntu Studio Council Work?
> ----------------------------------------
> The Ubuntu Studio Council would exist to provide security and stability
> for the Ubuntu Studio project, and to spread the workload of
> administering the project. However, the actual work of producing
> and maintaining each release of Ubuntu Studio would not done by the
> Council. The actual work and decision making would be carried out,
> through the various existing teams (e.g. Artwork, Development,
> Testing, Website etc.). The council will of course help with
> agreeing the long term direction of Ubuntu Studio and resolving
> disputes as required.
> The exact details of the working of the Ubuntu Studio Council need to be
> documented on our wiki, but the following points were discussed and are
> the likely way of working:
> - A Council Chair
> will be elected from within the Council with a minimum term of one
> release of Ubuntu Studio.
> - Elections to the Council will be carried out yearly to encourage
> participation, and generate fresh ideas. Council membership terms will
> be set to expire at overlapping intervals for stability, and re-election
> is allowed.
> - The size of the council is preferably between 3 and 5 members.
> What do you think? Want to help out and keep Ubuntu Studio going?
> -----------------------------------------------------------------
> If you have any questions about this, please make contact on the
> #ubuntustudio-devel IRC channel on irc.freenode.net, or the
> developer mailing list
> https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-studio-devel.
> If this has inspired you to help out, we are always after more
> help. Help to write and improve documentation, add new features,
> test and fix Ubuntu Studio applications, help users solve problems,
> is always welcome. Get in touch!
> Please state whether you would like to join one of the teams and help out.
> Please state whether you would be willing to join the council and be the
> chair/leader for a release cycle (or more).
> Regards,
> Ross Gammon
> Test Team Lead
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