Technical Board 2011

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

After the recent poll of Ubuntu developers I’m delighted to introduce the Technical Board 2011-2013. I think it’s worth noting that three of the members of this generation of technical leaders are not Canonical employees, though admittedly they are all former members of that team. I think there’s cause for celebration on both fronts: broader institutional and independent representation in the senior governance structures of Ubuntu is valuable, and the fact that personal interest persists regardless of company affiliation is also indicative of the character of the whole community, both full-time and volunteer. We’re in this together, for mutual interests.

Without further ado, here they are, in an order you are welcome to guess 😉

  • Stéphane Graber
  • Kees Cook
  • Martin Pitt
  • Matt Zimmerman
  • Colin Watson
  • Soren Hansen
Please join me in congratulating each of them, and thanking those who were willing to stand, who were nominated, and those who participated in the poll.
From my perspective, it was a very rich field of nominations. We had several candidates with no historic link to Canonical, which was very encouraging in terms of the diversity of engagement in the project. For the first time, I felt we had too many candidates and so I whittled down the final list of nominations – as it happens, all of the non-Canonical nominees made the shortlist, though that was not a criteria for my support.
Welcome aboard, all!

12 Responses to “Technical Board 2011”

  1. Andrew Ampers Taylor Says:

    Congratulations to all, Looking forward to a huge leap for 12.04.

    The success story of Ubuntu is absolutely incredible. As is the leadership from the top.


  2. Seb24 Says:

    Congratulations !!

    next post for your blog : Announcement about Ubuntu 12.04 P**** P****… And Maybe any information about the release cycle ?


  3. Jono Bacon Says:

    Congrats to the new TB members! I think that is a wonderful board, and I am looking forward to seeing your leadership and mentoring. 🙂

  4. Ankit Tulsyan Says:

    Hi Mark,

    Its that time of the year again when you reveal the next animal to be inducted in the ubuntu family. Waiting eagerly for updates for the next (12.04) release.



  5. Garry Says:

    Congratulations to the new members and thank you all once again for your work on this operating system. I’m not a capable enough coder to contribute to the ecosystem, but I am now only buying music from the Ubuntu store (unless what I want isn’t stocked – you need more Tom McRae!) to try and do my bit.

  6. Shannon Wright Says:

    Congratulations to all! Looking forward to some great work on Ubuntu, as usual.

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  10. Marco Trevisan (Treviño) Says:

    Congratulations to all!

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  12. Cadillac LeSalle Club Says:

    I hope new board will do its best to keep Ubuntu one of the best OS.