We will be filling all seven seats this term, with terms lasting two years. To be eligible, a nominee must be an Ubuntu Member. Ideally, they should have a vast understanding of the Ubuntu community, be well-organized, and be a natural leader.
The work of the Community Council, as it stands, is to uphold the Code of Conduct throughout the community, ensure that all the other leadership boards and councils are running smoothly, and to ensure the general health of the community, including not only supporting contributors but also stepping in for dispute resolution, as needed.
Historically, there would be two meetings per month, so the nominee should be willing to commit, at minimum, to that particular time requirement. Additionally, as needs arise, other communication, most often by email, will happen. The input of the entire Council is essential for swift and appropriate actions to get enacted, so participation in these conversations should be expected.
As you might notice from Mark Shuttleworth’s post, there is a greater vision for the structure of the Ubuntu community, so this term could be an exciting time with perhaps vast and sweeping changes. That said, it would be wise that nominees have an open mind as to what is to come.
To nominate someone (including yourself), send the name and Launchpad ID of the nominee to email@example.com. Nominations will be accepted for a period of two weeks until 29 September 2020 11:59 UTC.
Once the nominations are collected, Mark Shuttleworth will shortlist them and an actual election will take place, using the Condorcet Internet Voting Service. All Ubuntu Members are eligible to vote in this election.
If you have any other questions, feel free to get in touch with me or perhaps better yet, post something in the #community-council category so all may benefit from the answer.
Thanks in advance to all that participate and for your desire to make Ubuntu better!