At the end of April we called for nominations to the Membership Board, this board oversees the addition of people to Ubuntu Members, needless to say we, and we would hope you, believe this to be an important part of the Ubuntu Community.
Since then the Membership Board has received some nominations, however, up to now all the received nominations are for the 22:00UTC board.
So… we are in need of people that are able to fulfill this important job specifically for the 12:00UTC.
If you fulfill the requirements to be nominated AND can do so at the all important time slot please consider either nominating yourself or somebody else (please confirm they wish to accept the nomination and state you have done so), please send a mail to the membership boards mailing list (ubuntu-membership-boards at lists.ubuntu.com) by Friday, June 20th. You will want to include some information about yourself (or the applicant you are nominating) and a launchpad profile link.
To recap on the requirements for this position
- be an Ubuntu member (preferably for some time)
- be confident that you can evaluate contributions to various parts of our community
- be committed to attending the membership meetings at 12:00UTC
- broad insight into the Ubuntu community at large is a plus
Additionally, those sitting on membership boards are current Ubuntu Members with a proven track record of activity in the community. They have shown themselves over time to be able to work well with others and display the positive aspects of the Ubuntu Code of Conduct. They should be people who can discern character and evaluate contribution quality without emotion while engaging in an interview/discussion that communicates interest, a welcoming atmosphere, and which is marked by humanity, gentleness, and kindness. Even when they must deny applications, they should do so in such a way that applicants walk away with a sense of hopefulness and a desire to return with a more complete application rather than feeling discouraged or hurt.
Without sufficient people to run the 12:00 UTC session we are in a position where it is possible that we’ll be forced to move to running only one session for Ubuntu Membership. We’d hate to see this happen, but if so, the Community Council will work closely with the Membership Board to make sure we serve the needs of the APAC region, possibly through a modified membership application process for people who are unable to attend the 22:00 UTC session.
Elizabeth K. Joseph, on behalf of the Ubuntu Community Council