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 (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

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