Fwd: Re: Xubuntu council draft proposal - for review

flocculant flocculant at gmx.co.uk
Fri Jul 22 22:04:11 UTC 2016


So now I see that we need to

  * Reword  Strategy Document changes
  * Team approval of SD changes
  * Set up nomination cycle - expecting days this time around ...
  * Do Voting
  * Remove/replace XPL with Xubuntu Council
  * Breathe out again now it's 17.04 :)



On 22/07/16 21:14, Pasi Lallinaho wrote:
> For information - the reply from CC to the council draft.
>
> Cheers,
> Pasi
>
> -------- Forwarded Message --------
> Subject: 	Re: Xubuntu council draft proposal - for review
> Date: 	Fri, 22 Jul 2016 12:56:16 -0400
> From: 	Michael Hall <mhall119 at ubuntu.com>
> Reply-To: 	mhall119 at ubuntu.com
> Organization: 	Ubuntu
> To: 	Pasi Lallinaho <pasi at shimmerproject.org>, 
> community-council at lists.ubuntu.com
> CC: 	Kev / flocculant <flocculant at gmx.co.uk>
>
>
>
> After reviewing the proposed change and discussion within the Community
> Council, we agree that this is a good change for Xubuntu and it's
> community, and approve of the changes detailed below.
>
> If you need any assistance from the CC in implementing these change,
> please let us know.
>
> Michael Hall (on behalf of the CC)
> mhall119 at ubuntu.com
>
> On 06/23/2016 05:41 PM, Pasi Lallinaho wrote:
> > Hello Community Council (CC: Kev),
> >
> > Xubuntu has found it increasingly hard to continue with the current
> > leadership structure (Xubuntu Project Lead[1], being asingle leader for
> > the project).Because of this, we have been looking again at the
> > possibility ofmoving to a council rather than using a single person lead
> > model.Given the requirements of the role and general agreement that the
> > council approach is the best choice for the project at this time, we
> > started working on a draft proposal for the council and have not seeked
> > for a new project lead. Consequently, we will shortly be leaderless
> > (technically, we only have an incumbent project lead currently).
> >
> > The latest draft proposal (and some quick notes) can be found at the end
> > of this email.
> >
> > We're planningto startformulating the necessary changes toour Strategy
> > Document [2] shortly,but beforedoingthat, wanted to bring this to you in
> > your position of responsibility to the Ubuntu community for your
> > comments and approval.The finalrewording willbe subject to Xubuntu
> > Team[3] (the Launchpadteam with voting rights within Xubuntu)
> > approvaland another quick review by the CCprior to it going live.
> >
> > We anticipate that we will have completed this change during the current
> > (16.10) development cycle in order that we can move forward.
> >
> > If you have any questions, please be in touchwith either of usand we
> > will happily assist and give more information as requested - either via
> > email or IRC.
> >
> > On behalf of the Xubuntu team
> > Writers of the draft proposal
> > Pasi (knome) and Kev (flocculant)
> >
> > [1]
> ><https://launchpad.net/%7Exubuntu-project-lead>https://launchpad.net/~xubuntu-project-lead
> > [2]
> ><http://docs.xubuntu.org/contributors/xsd.html>http://docs.xubuntu.org/contributors/xsd.html
> > [3]
> ><https://launchpad.net/%7Exubuntu-team/+members>https://launchpad.net/~xubuntu-team/+members
> >
> >
> > == Draft proposal ==
> >
> > WHAT IS THE XUBUNTU COUNCIL?
> > – The Xubuntu Council (later: council) will replace the Xubuntu Project
> > Lead (later: XPL) position.
> > – A council term is 2 years, always ending after an LTS release to allow
> > long-term planning.
> >
> > COUNCIL MEMBERS
> > – The council will consist of 3 members.
> > – The members will be elected based on a CIVS [1] vote.
> > – Anybody who is a member of the Xubuntu team [2] or a *direct* member
> > of any of the moderated subteams [3] can nominate themselves, or be
> > nominated by someone else with the candidates agreement.
> > – Everybody who is member of the Xubuntu team [2] and/or a *direct*
> > member of any of the moderated subteams [3] can vote.
> > – If a council member goes missing in action for 6 months, they should
> > be replaced by a new vote.
> > – If a new council member is elected mid-term, their term will still end
> > after the next LTS release.
> >
> > COUNCIL CHAIR
> > – The council will decide on a chair whose term will last for the whole
> > council term.
> > – The chair will act as the official point of contact for Xubuntu.
> > – If the council chair wishes to relinquish chair, a new chair is chosen
> > as members (see above).
> >
> > OTHER BITS
> > – The council is expected to take action,or respondto any issue within 2
> > weeks; if appropriate and fair, the first action can be postponement.
> > – If the council fails toreach consensus on an issue, the Ubuntu
> > Community Council acts as the final arbiter.
> >
> > [1]http://civs.cs.cornell.edu/
> > [2] ~xubuntu-team on Launchpad
> > [3] ~xubuntu-release, ~xubuntu-dev, ~xubuntu-art, ~xubuntu-website,
> > ~xubuntu-qa, ~xubuntu-doc on Launchpad
> >
> > == Notes ==
> >
> > Note that while the proposal only allows people in moderated teams to be
> > nominated and vote, those moderated teams are open to anyone to join -
> > via sustained contributions to the project - the Xubuntu team does not
> > intend to shut anyone out from decision making as long as they contribute.
> >
> > As an example of the above, the QA team (~xubuntu-qa) was set up for
> > these kinds of social reasons; the team expects people from the testers
> > team (~xubuntu-testers) to be approved to the QA team once they have
> > shown sustained/substantial contributions.
> >
> > In the same spirit, we're already discussing the possibility to set up
> > other teams that have a similar social aspect.
> >
> > --
> > Pasi Lallinaho (knome)                »http://open.knome.fi/
> > Leader of the Shimmer Project         »http://shimmerproject.org/
> > Ubuntu member, Xubuntu Website lead   »http://xubuntu.org/
> >
> >
> >
>
>
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