Community council nominations

Monday, April 23rd, 2007

Ubuntu members, it’s time to expand the Community Council! After much discussion, we have five candidates for the CC-2007. In my capacity as project BDFL I’m nominating each of them for a 2 year term, and need your approval to get them onto the council.

There are 5 separate polls, one for each nomination, and all Ubuntu Members (developers, advocates, artists, forums contributors, whatever their contribution) get an equal say.

https://launchpad.net/~ubuntumembers/+poll/cc2007-dholbach
https://launchpad.net/~ubuntumembers/+poll/cc2007-mdke
https://launchpad.net/~ubuntumembers/+poll/cc2007-mikeb
https://launchpad.net/~ubuntumembers/+poll/cc2007-burgundavia
https://launchpad.net/~ubuntumembers/+poll/cc2007-jsgotangco

I very much hope all of these candidates meet your approval! We will be able to cover more time zones and respond more quickly to community issues with this expanded governance board. That said, the CC is the most important body and you should feel empowered to vote accordingly if you feel a candidate is not suitable. It’s a secret ballot.

10 comments:

  1. Joe Terranova says: (permalink)
    April 23rd, 2007 at 3:01 am

    Not to be nitpicky, but:
    for the dholbach one, the link to his launchpad is spelled wrong (https://launhcpad.net)
    Viewing the entry, the links appear to break your entry div’s word wrapping, and extend way out into the sidebar.

  2. Travis says: (permalink)
    April 23rd, 2007 at 4:11 am

    The post doesn’t really answer my only question: do we have to pick one? I believe that all of these people are good candidates for the CC personally, and I would vote for all of them if that’s an option. But if it’s an election and only one or two will go on, I’ll have to think some more about my votes.

    Mark Shuttleworth says:

    No, we are voting on each of them separately. For each candidate, you vote and say yes or no. If all 5 get a majority in their own vote, then all 5 make it onto the CC. We have flexibility in how we structure the vote, so next time we might do it differently.

  3. Carthik says: (permalink)
    April 23rd, 2007 at 4:45 am

    Since the links aren’t displayed properly above, here’s the one link that members can follow to vote:
    https://launchpad.net/~ubuntumembers/+polls

    I voted, and suddenly I feel empowered! :)

  4. Roy Schestowitz says: (permalink)
    April 23rd, 2007 at 9:19 am

    Just don’t ballot-stuff it. You’d feel overpowered.

  5. Dan says: (permalink)
    April 23rd, 2007 at 10:43 am

    You know, I’d never realised that you *chose* the candidates; I’d sort of assumed that you provided a shortlist and the members chose between them. Oh, well – I admit it was all laid out on the website, if I’d read the small print carefully. But it leaves me with this strange nurge to put on a flat cap and leather jacket, and start agitating ;)

    Those are all excellent candidates, in any case.

    Mark Shuttleworth says:

    That’s why they call me the SABDFL ;-)

  6. Dinda says: (permalink)
    April 23rd, 2007 at 1:14 pm

    Is there a wiki page giving an overview of the voting process? From an earlier CC meeting I thought only three of the five would be voted in – now you’re saying the CC will expand by all 5? https://wiki.ubuntu.com/CommunityCouncilNominations2006 this page gives the nomination info/process but I’m not sure I understand what constitutes voting approval. Is it a certain percentage of votes each candidate needs? or just more + than – ? sorry for so many questions but I was a PoliSci major in a previous life. :-)

  7. Futile says: (permalink)
    April 23rd, 2007 at 11:10 pm

    Mark sorry for being out of context but i have two questions that i have searched for some time now and haven’t found any answer-solution yet:

    1. Do you have a scanner? Does it work for you?
    2. Does drag and drop from fileroller to nautilus work for you?
    3. Are there any easy workarounds for the above?
    4. Is there a timeframe in which they will be solved?

    Thank you for all your efforts on ubuntu, i hope that bug #1 (in launchpad) gets fixed soon :-).

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    April 24th, 2007 at 8:53 am

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  10. Marco Rodrigues says: (permalink)
    April 24th, 2007 at 8:42 pm

    How to vote ? Only Ubuntu Members can vote ?!

    Mark Shuttleworth says:

    Yes, only Ubuntu Members can vote. Anybody can become an Ubuntu Member – you need to show that you are making a sustained and substantial contribution, in any field, to the project. For example, if you are an IRC operator in one or more channels, or a Forums moderator, or even someone who answers a lot of questions in the Forums, or someone who provides support on answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu, or a member of the art team helping to build out the Human theme, or a translator, or a developer, or a member of the bug triage team, or the leader of a LoCo… you also need to show that you understand and appreciate and follow the Ubuntu Code of Conduct.

    There are lots of ways to help build Ubuntu, and the Ubuntu Membership process recognizes all kinds of contribution. Once you are a member, you can vote on the composition of the CC (I nominate, you confirm or select from a shortlist). In this way, the members have a say in their governance.