The membership terms for several members (Ben Collins, Brian Murray,
Micah Gersten, Robie Basak, and Łukasz Zemczak) in the Ubuntu
Developer Membership Board (DMB) are expiring. Subsequently, this
email is a call for nominations to fill their positions.
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
The term of the new board members will be at least two years.
Providing at least six valid nominations are received, voting will
commence on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 and will last
for approximately 7 days, ending on or around Tuesday, April 24, 2018.
The DMB will confirm the appointments in its next meeting thereafter.
Please send GPG-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, April 16, 2018.
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 for whom they are voting. If you
include a link to this wiki page in your nomination mail or a followup,
the DMB will share it when the call for votes begins.
On behalf of the DMB,
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