Vacant Developer Membership Board seats: Call for nominations

We will soon have four vacant Developer Membership Board seats. Benjamin Drung, Iain Lane, Scott Kitterman and Stéphane Graber will reach the end of their terms on 2015-02-17. This is a call for nominations.

The DMB is responsible for reviewing and approving new Ubuntu developers, meeting for about an hour once a fortnight. Candidates should be Ubuntu developers themselves, and should be well qualified to evaluate prospective Ubuntu developers and decide when to entrust them with developer privileges or to grant them Ubuntu membership status.

The new member will be chosen using Condorcet voting. Members of the ubuntu-dev team in Launchpad will be eligible to vote. To ensure that you receive a ballot in the initial mail, please add a visible email address to your Launchpad profile (although there will be an opportunity to receive a ballot after the vote has started if you do not wish to do this).

The terms of the new board members will be 2 years. Providing at least five valid nominations are received, voting will commence on Monday 2nd February 2015 and will last for 14 days, ending on Monday 16th February 2015. The DMB will confirm the appointments in its next meeting thereafter.

Please send PGP-signed nominations to developer-membership-board at lists.ubuntu.com (which is a private mailing list accessible only by DMB members) by midnight UTC on Monday 2nd February 2015.

If nominating a developer other than yourself, please confirm that the nominee is happy to sit on the board before emailing the DMB.

Please consider writing a short statement on your wiki page if nominated so that others get a better idea of who they are voting for. If you include a link to this in your nomination mail or a followup, the DMB will share it when the call for votes begins.

Originally posted to the ubuntu-devel-announce mailing list on Mon Jan 19 18:40:42 UTC 2015 by Iain Lane

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 399

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter. This is issue #399 for the week January 5 – 11, 2015, and the full version is available here.

In this issue we cover:

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  • Jose Antonio Rey
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Ubuntu Online Summit dates: 5-7 May 2015

Hello everybody,

I heard no objections when I asked, so the next Ubuntu Online Summit is going to happen:

5-7 May 2015

Thanks a lot everyone.

Originally posted to the Community-announce mailing list on Tue Jan 6 15:57:22 UTC 2015 by Daniel Holbach

Community Donations Report, Q2 2014

Whenever a user downloads Ubuntu from our website, they are asked if they would like to make a donation, and if so how they want their money used. When the “Community” option is chosen, that money is made available to members of our community to use in ways that they feel will benefit Ubuntu.

You can read the report here.

We pretty consistently spend less than we get in each quarter, which means we have money sitting around that could be used by the community. If you want to travel to an event, would like us to sponsor an event, need hardware for development or testing, or anything else that you feel will make Ubuntu the project and the community better, please go and fill out the request form.

Originally posted by Michael Hall from the Community Team

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 398

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter. This is issue #398 for the two weeks December 22, 2014 – January 4, 2015, and the full version is available here.

In this issue we cover:

The issue of The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter is brought to you by:

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  • Elizabeth K. Joseph
  • Charles Profitt
  • And many others

If you have a story idea for the Weekly Newsletter, join the Ubuntu News Team mailing list and submit it. Ideas can also be added to the wiki!

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