Certificates For Ubuntu Members

The Ubuntu community is a core part of what makes us what we are, and right at the center of that are our Ubuntu Members. Ubuntu Members provide *significant and sustained* contributions over a wide range of areas such as packaging, documentation, programming, translations, advocacy, support, and more. We always want to do our best to recognize and appreciate our many members in the Ubuntu family, across these many different teams and our flavors.

I am pleased to announce a new benefit for new Ubuntu Members. When you become approved as an official Ubuntu Member, you will be mailed a printed certificate signed by Mark Shuttleworth, founder of the Ubuntu project to recognize your membership. We hope you put it up on your wall where you contribute to Ubuntu and bring freedom and openness to technology.

A few notes:

  • The certificates are rather nice. Designed by the design team and printed on nice stock, they are a nice representation of your membership.
  • We will only send you one certificate; you don’t get a new one when you renew your membership.
  • Due to the fact that we currently have **769** active Ubuntu members, we don’t have the time or resources to send every existing member a certificate automatically (just getting all those addresses would be enough of a challenge!). If however you fill in the form below to request one, we will honor it.
  • If you have any questions or queries with these certificates, please contact michelle@canonical.com who can help.

How To Get Your Certificate

Please only request a certificate if you are an existing Ubuntu Member, otherwise your request will be rejected. If you are not sure if you are a member or not, please check your profile page on Launchpad to see if you are member of the ubuntumembers group.

To get one simply fill in this form.

We hope to send out certificates within 14 days, but we are currently waiting on getting them signed by Mark, so it may take a little longer initially.


Contributed by Jono Bacon


  1. AMARI Yasser
    Posted 2013-06-15 at 13:09:07 UTC | Permalink

    user for 4 years

  2. Rihab
    Posted 2013-06-15 at 13:21:04 UTC | Permalink

    i’am so excited to get such a certificate and i wish i could do more for the Ubuntu community

  3. Eduard Gotwig
    Posted 2013-06-15 at 15:15:02 UTC | Permalink

    WoW, this sounds awesome!

    Thank you really much guys :D

    I still can’t believe that Mark Shuttleworth is going to sign it for me =)!!

  4. Posted 2013-06-16 at 21:23:30 UTC | Permalink

    Maybe it’d be be worth pointing out https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Membership so everybody knows how/when to join.

    • Posted 2013-06-17 at 01:48:28 UTC | Permalink

      Thanks Daniel, I went ahead and linked it to the first mention of Ubuntu Members (don’t want to rewrite too much :)).

  5. Christian David Calvo
    Posted 2013-08-21 at 18:38:27 UTC | Permalink

    Me gustaria hacer parte de los Miembros de Ubuntu, que tengo que hacer?

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