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 this). 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.  https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuDevelopers On behalf of the DMB, Jeremy Bicha -- ubuntu-devel-announce mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-devel-announce