[ubuntu-uk] Team Leadership Election Process

Alan Bell alan.bell at theopenlearningcentre.com
Sat Mar 19 09:20:57 UTC 2011

On 18/03/11 23:45, Phill Whiteside wrote:
> Hiyas,
> If you guys and gals capture Alan Bell as your team leader, you have 
> made a fantastic catch. Across all the teams I see him assist on he is 
> the epitome of what ubuntu means. He is caring, thoughtful, 
> considerate and knowledgeable. I know that across the teams we are 
> both involved in that they are glad of his input into them and he is 
> greatly appreciated by them. The title means nothing, Alan is not here 
> for 'little badges', he is here to help the community. Do not lose 
> this chance. I know for a fact it will not stop his work on the other 
> teams, just a bit more work for him :)
> Regards,
> Phill.
that is kinda not the point! This is just an exercise in getting the 
documentation straight, which I fully support. You are right in that the 
title means little to me, call me Janitor if you like.
The thing is that we have been using the terms "Point of Contact" and 
"Team Leader" interchangeably, you can see that in the initial 
announcement from Dave Walker and the extension of the nomination period 
announced by Alan Pope. I in fact thought that "Point of Contact" was 
the new name and "Team Leader" was a deprecated title for the same 
thing, however this is not quite the case, and we don't get to define 
these roles as a team, the two roles are defined for us by the LoCo 
council here:

We *must* have a Team Contact, we *may* have a Team Leader, if both then 
these *may* be the same person.

So this isn't something that involves a risk of getting rid of me! Just 
a bit of bureaucratic tidying up to avoid confusion going forward and 
next time around.


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