With the incredible success of Ubuntu around the world, the LoCo project is there to help groups of Ubuntu fans and enthusiasts work together in regional teams to help advocate, promote, translate, develop and otherwise improve Ubuntu. Our worldwide network of LoCo teams is providing a strong backbone to our already vast and extensive Ubuntu community.
The Community Council has now concluded that we need a new evaluation of this project, as the original momentum no longer seems to exist. Therefore, a committee is to be established.
The Local Communities Research Committee (LCRC) is an independent entity in the Ubuntu Community, overseen by the Community Council. Their duties are to:
- Determine the overall status of the Local Communities project
- Determine ways to improve participation in the Local Communities project
- Identify limitations that undermine the participation of people from LoCos (eg: long process to be official, another way to communicate, etc)
- Investigate and propose working models for the Local Communities project
As an independent entity, they are free to perform all required activities in order to fulfill their duties. This includes but is not limited to:
- Conducting meetings, interviews, and focus groups
- Investigating other external communities’ working models
- Consulting with external parties on the best ways to implement their ideas
Once elected, they will meet every 2 weeks or every month. Their meeting cadence and time is to be decided as the LCRC’s first action item.
The LCRC is an entity that will exist for six (6) calendar months. Once their members expire, there will not be a renewal.
The LCRC is comprised of between 6 and 9 members. It is essential for the Committee to be composed of people from all regions/continents of the world or even more important with different perspectives so that the diversity of the community is reflected. These regions are:
- North America
- South America
LCRC members are nominated to and elected by the Community Council. In order to be eligible for a nomination, you should:
- Be an Ubuntu Member.
- Have prior experience working with worldwide communities.
- Not be a Community Council member.
- Having participated with an Ubuntu Local Community team in the past is not a requirement but strongly recommended.
By the end of their term, the LCRC will elaborate a report with the results of their determinations and investigations, and present it to the Community Council in a document, and in a Community Council meeting.