Ubuntu Technical Board Call For Nominations

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. At the moment there is one seat of the Technical Board vacant, which would have to be filled. This seat will be re-elected with the other Technical Board seats at the end of the year. The eligibility requirements are:

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 Wednesday, March 30th, 2022, 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.

Please do not hesitate to share this post with anyone you think deserves to be on the Technical Board.

On behalf of the Community Council,
Torsten Franz

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Sent a Tweet out about this. :slight_smile: This is an incredible way for the community to shape the direction of Ubuntu, and so I highly encourage our community Core Devs to nominate themselves, if you feel this describes you!

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Thanks so much for boosting the signal. :slight_smile:

Update for the nomination:

We had chosen a very short deadline for this one vacant seat and it was brought to our attention that a longer application period was desired.

This means: Nominations are still open and will close on Thursday, April 7th, 2022, at 23:59 UTC

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

On behalf of the Community Council,
Torsten Franz