We are looking for nominations for people to join the Ubuntu Technical Board.
The Ubuntu Technical Board is responsible for the technical direction of Ubuntu. It makes decisions on package selection, packaging policy, installation systems and processes, kernel, X server, display management, library versions, and dependencies. The board works with relevant teams to establish a consensus on the right path to take, especially where diverse elements of Ubuntu cannot find consensus on shared components. The current Technical Board is expiring at the end of the year, and the Community Council would like to confirm a new Technical Board, consisting of five people, who will serve for two years. The eligibility requirements are:
- Be an Ubuntu Core Developer
- Be available during typical meeting hours [see https://wiki.ubuntu.com/TechnicalBoardAgenda]
- Insight into the Ubuntu Development process, architecture, and technical culture
The Technical Board usually meets twice a month in IRC and has discussions on its mailing list. They are current Ubuntu Core Developers with a proven track record of activity in the community. They have shown themselves over time to be able to work well with others and display the positive aspects of the Ubuntu Code of Conduct. They should be people who can judge contribution quality without emotion while engaging in an interview/discussion that communicates interest, a welcoming atmosphere, and which is marked by humanity, gentleness, and kindness.
You can find more information about the Technical Board at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/TechnicalBoard
If this sounds like you or a person you know, please send your nominations to
community-council AT lists.ubuntu.com.
Please include the name, Launchpad ID, and Ubuntu Wiki page for whom you are nominating, as well as a few lines about the nominee, so the Community Council can get an idea of why you/they would like to join the Board and why you/they would like to be considered. If you nominate someone else, please make sure that they are willing to accept the nomination.
Nominations are now open and will close on Thursday, November 17th, 2020, at 23:59 UTC. After that, the Community Council will review the submissions, submit them to Mark Shuttleworth for shortlisting, and proceed with a vote by the Ubuntu Development team.
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