[ubuntu-za] ubuntu-za co-leader stepping down; election of replacement

Morgan Collett morgan at ubuntu.com
Thu Oct 22 19:59:53 BST 2009

On Thu, Oct 22, 2009 at 18:39, Simon Cross <hodgestar at gmail.com> wrote:
> It might also be an idea for nominees to write down how many hours per
> week they think they'll be able to spent on "making stuff happen" on
> average. My thought is mostly that the person elected is likely to do
> a better job if they go in with a realistic view of the effort
> involved.

Good idea, I've added this to the forthcoming wiki pages.

> On a separate note I'd like to encourage people outside the current
> Ubuntu ZA core  to apply. It's probably more important for the
> community to have fresh ideas and fresh people than to have a
> co-leader who can create a patched kernel package.

Absolutely. I suck at creating patched kernel packages... :)

Don't feel like you need to have been in on everything we've done
before, or been a regular on IRC, etc.

Besides all the criteria explicitly listed, if I were to just choose a
person, I'd be looking for reliability and stability among the top
criteria. You don't need to be "somebody" - none of us are, we're all
just humans inhabiting this planet.

> I like the idea of periodic leadership changes -- I know from personal
> experience that keeping up enthusiasm and momentum over multiple years
> is quite difficult.  Often it's nice to step back for a bit and let
> someone else lead for awhile (maybe Jonathan will be back as co-leader
> or leader at some point in the distant future :).

And I look forward to handing on the reins too once things are stable...


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