Regional Membership Boards: Restaffing

In the past several months all three of the Regional Membership Boards had members step down.

Asia and Oceania: Requires nominations for 1 position available for meetings at 9:00 UTC +/-1hr and nominations for 3 positions available for meetings run at 1400 UTC +/-1hr. (Note: if you applied during the call in September and are still interested – please apply again!)

Europe, Middle East and Africa: Requires nominations for 2 positions available at their standard meeting time of the first Tuesday of the month at 20:00 UTC

Americas: Requires a nomination for 1 position available at their standard meeting time of the Friday following the third Thursday of the month at 01:00 UTC (this is Thursday evening in Americas)

You can either nominate yourself or somebody else (please confirm they want the nomination). Please add some information about yourself to the mail.

We have the following requirements for nominees:

  • be an Ubuntu member
  • be confident that you can judge contributions to various parts of our community
  • be available during typical meeting times of the board in question
  • insight into the culture(s) and typical activities within a geographic region covered by the board is a plus

Here a slightly longer version that explains a bit better what kind of community members we are looking for: Those sitting on membership boards are people who are insightful. They 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 judge 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.

To nominate yourself or somebody else, please send a mail to the board you are nominating yourself for (ubuntu-membership-board-emea, ubuntu-membership-board-asia-oceania or ubuntu-membership-board-americas at Try to explain your nomination. There is still time for nominations until Mon 21st February 2011 12 UTC. All nominations will be forwarded to the Community Council who will make the final decision.

Thanks in advance to you and thanks a lot also to the dedication everybody put into their jobs as board members.

Originally sent by Elizabeth Krumbach to the ubuntu-news-team mailing list on Sat Jan 29 20:33:58 UTC 2011

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