Supporting Free and Open Source Software
My good friend Elizabeth Krumbach Joseph posted about what the Ubuntu Community Council is and I would like to add my perspective. I have served for a little under the two year term because I filled a spot vacated during the current term. In that period of time there has been quite a bit of change and controversy in the Ubuntu Community. I feel strongly that the Community Council was able to act as a conduit between the community and Canonical during this period of change. While there were many important items the council dealt with one of the most important was the re-write of the Code of Conduct (Code of Conduct 2.0). Serving on the council with the seven other members has been rewarding and meaningful.
The council benefits from a variety of backgrounds and perspectives. If you are a deeply dedicated to open source, in general, and Ubuntu then you may want to consider serving on the Community Council. I want to reinforce that to serve on the Community Council you simply need to care about Ubuntu and the Ubuntu Community. You do not need to be a developer, a super hero or a master dev-op.
You need to:
If you fit that description or know someone who does please see the Community Council Call for Nominations and follow the process outlined there to submit a nomination.