Call for nominations: Developer Membership Board restaffing

The terms of three seats on the Development Membership Board have recently expired and are being temporarily extended by the Technical Board. The terms of the remaining four seats expire on 16 June. This is a call for nominations to fill all seven seats.

The DMB is responsible for reviewing and approving new Ubuntu developers. Candidates must be Ubuntu Core Developers or MOTU, 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.

Candidates must expect to be able to attend the majority of DMB meetings. Currently these take place on IRC, are scheduled on alternate Mondays with each meeting alternating between 1600 UTC and 1900 UTC, and last around an hour. Meeting times can be negotiated and adjusted by board members as needed.

The new members shall be chosen using Condorcet voting. Members of the ubuntu-dev team in Launchpad are eligible to vote. To ensure that you receive a ballot in the initial mail, please ensure that a visible email address exists on your Launchpad profile (although there shall be an opportunity to receive a ballot after the vote has started if you do not wish to do this).

The terms of the three highest ranked new board members shall be approximately two years. To rebalance the team such that the entire board does not change at once, the Technical Board have approved an exception such that the further four elected board members shall have terms of approximately one year.

Providing at least seven valid nominations are received, voting shall commence on Wednesday 19 June and shall last for approximately seven days, ending on or around Wednesday 26 June.

Please send nominations to developer-membership-board at lists.ubuntu.com (which is a private mailing list accessible only by DMB members) by the end (in UTC) of Tuesday 11 June.

If nominating a developer other than yourself, please confirm that the nominee is happy to sit on the board before emailing the DMB.

If nominated, please consider writing a short statement on your wiki page so that others get a better idea of for whom they are voting. If you include a link to your statement in your nomination mail or in a followup, it shall be shared when the candidates are announced.

This call for nominations is being sent to a moderated announcement mailing list. For discussion, Ubuntu developers should use ubuntu-devel at lists.ubuntu.com.

On behalf of the Technical Board,

Robie

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The following six nominations have been received to fill the seven expiring seats on the Developer Membership Board. In randomized order:

Benjamin Drung (BenjaminDrung - Ubuntu Wiki)
Simon Quigley (Simon Quigley in Launchpad tsimonq2 (Simon Quigley) · GitHub)
Robie Basak (RobieBasak/DMB/Platform2024 - Ubuntu Wiki)
Utkarsh Gupta (UtkarshGupta/RunningForDMB - Ubuntu Wiki)
Simon Chopin (SimonChopin - Ubuntu Wiki https://launchpad.net/~schopin)
Lukasz Zemczak (https://launchpad.net/~sil2100)

Since we have fewer nominations than there are seats, I’ll continue to keep nominations open until I start the poll on Wednesday 19 June. If you’re a core dev or MOTU, please consider if you can help. Please also encourage anyone you think is qualified and would be good at it to accept a nomination! Sometimes the most suitable people don’t consider themselves suitable without others pointing that out to them. Details on how to nominate yourself or others are in the original announcement above.

The new members 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 ensure that a visible email address exists on 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 terms of the three highest ranked new board members shall be approximately two years. To rebalance the team such that the entire board does not change at once, the Technical Board have approved an exception such that the further four elected board members shall have terms of approximately one year.

Voting shall commence on Wednesday 19 June and shall last for approximately seven days, ending on or around Wednesday 26 June.

This announcement is being sent to a moderated announcement mailing list. For discussion, Ubuntu developers should use ubuntu-devel at lists.ubuntu.com.

On behalf of the Technical Board,

Robie

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The Developer Membership Board (DMB) has started a restaffing vote for seven vacant seats. The DMB is responsible for reviewing and approving new Ubuntu developers. It evaluates prospective Ubuntu developers and decides when to entrust them with developer privileges. There are nine candidates in total:

Benjamin Drung (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BenjaminDrung)
Simon Quigley (https://launchpad.net/~tsimonq2 tsimonq2 (Simon Quigley) · GitHub)
Robie Basak (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/RobieBasak/DMB/Platform2024)
Utkarsh Gupta (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UtkarshGupta/RunningForDMB)
Simon Chopin (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/SimonChopin https://launchpad.net/~schopin)
Lukasz Zemczak (https://launchpad.net/~sil2100)

The following further candidates were nominated after the initial announcement requesting further nominations because we didn’t have enough, or because an initial nomination email didn’t get through. Together with the initial set of nominees, thank you for stepping up to help!

Nick Rosbrook
Brian Murray
Thomas Ward (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Thomas%20Ward)

The vote closes some time after the end (in UTC) of Wednesday 26 June.

As usual, the election is being run using the Condorcet Internet Voting Service. All members of the ~ubuntu-dev team in Launchpad are eligible to vote. However, recent changes to CIVS require you to opt-in to using your email address to vote. You cannot receive a ballot until you have opted in. Please opt in here:

https://civs1.civs.us/cgi-bin/opt_in.pl

You must use the same email address as the one I have collected for you for your ballot. This is generally @ubuntu.com if that is an alias that you have published in Launchpad publicly. More complicated matching rules apply otherwise. If you are a member of ~ubuntu-dev and are struggling to acquire your ballot, please contact me privately. I may need to identify the email alias I am using for you directly.

This announcement is being sent to a moderated announcement mailing list. For discussion, Ubuntu developers should use ubuntu-devel at lists.ubuntu.com.

On behalf of the Technical Board,

Robie

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Voting has concluded for the Developer Membership Board (DMB) restaffing. The following nominees have been appointed for two year terms:

  • Robie Basak
  • Simon Quigley
  • Benjamin Drung

The following nominees have been appointed for one year terms:

  • Brian Murray
  • Utkarsh Gupta
  • Simon Chopin
  • Thomas Ward

Lucas Kanashiro, Sebastien Bacher and Łukasz Zemczak are stepping down. The Technical Board thanks them for their service as DMB members.

Thank you to all those who volunteered, particularly as we struggled to find enough nominees.

Łukasz Zemczak and Brian Murray were two such candidates who would have preferred to hand over to others and stepped up only because of the earlier nominee shortage. They then found themselves elected. With the agreement of those concerned, we therefore made the following adjustments, reflected in the results above. Łukasz is stepping down, passing his seat to the next ranked available candidate instead. Brian is passing his two year term to the next ranked available candidate, taking a one year term instead.

We trust that the adjustments will be seen as fair and equitable, given that the ordering decided upon by the electorate remains honoured and the electorate chose not to reject any relevant candidate using the “No further candidates” option. If there are any objections, please make them to the Technical Board within one week of this announcement.

On behalf of the Technical Board,

Robie

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