Electing the new project lead

Pasi Lallinaho pasi at shimmerproject.org
Mon Apr 1 22:14:10 UTC 2013

Hello Xubuntu community!

It is the time to submit nominations for the next Xubuntu Project Lead
for the next two release cycles (see footnote [a] for clarification).


Nominations need to be sent to the Xubuntu developer mailing list [1]
*before* May 1 with a link to a wiki page for the nominee. Per the
strategy document [2], the wiki page should include at least the
following information:
– A brief history of the nominee in the FOSS world
– Activities in any relevant teams
– Thoughts about the Xubuntu development, including the biggest
challenges and possibilities
– Areas of interest as a project lead, including any changes the nominee
is wishing to see in the team

Both the nominating person and the nominee need to be members of the
Xubuntu users Launchpad group [3].
Note: If you are nominating somebody else, please ask them for their
consent; only people who are willing to serve as the project lead can be


There are two ways to vote to allow people from every timezone to vote:
1) By email, starting at 18UTC on May 1, ending at 18UTC on May 2.
2) In the Xubuntu community meeting starting at 18UTC on May 2 on the
#xubuntu-devel IRC channel.

In the case there are more than one nominee, you should vote for one of
the nominees.
In the case there is only one nominee, you should vote for or against
the nominee.
In the case there are no nominees, the voting is cancelled and the
Xubuntu team will meet as scheduled to consider the future.

Anybody in the Xubuntu users Launchpad group is entitled to vote.


If you have any questions, please send them to the Xubuntu developer
mailing list [3].

Yours truly,
Pasi Lallinaho
Xubuntu Project Lead

The Xubuntu Strategy Document [2] states that the project lead "serves a
term of four releases [...] and end with an LTS release". When my term
started on October 2011, the term length was set at three cycles, ending
with the 13.04 release. To make the term end with an LTS release, the
project lead is unlike normally elected for only two cycles.

[1] https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/xubuntu-devel
[2] https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Xubuntu/StrategyDocument
[3] https://launchpad.net/~xubuntu-users

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