Archive for February, 2013

Kubuntu Council Elections 2013 – Call For Nominations

The Kubuntu Council terms for David Wonderly, Harald Sitter, and Jonathan Thomas expire on 2013-05-20. This is a call for nominations for the Kubuntu Council to elect three members.

The term will be for two years, 2013-05-21 to 2015-05-20.

As in the past, the election will be conducted using CIVS (Condorcet Internet Voting Service). The top three ranking vote recipients will be elected.


Nomination period: Now to 2013-05-01
Ballot Preparation: 2013-05-01 to 2013-05-04
Voting Period: 2013-05-04 to 2013-05-20
End Poll/Results Announced: 2013-05-20
New Term Begins: 2013-05-21


All Kubuntu Members are eligible to be nominated and to vote. If you have a public email address in launchpad, you need take no further action to receive your voting ballot. If you do not have a public email address, please contact me offlist with the address you’d like your ballot sent to, otherwise you will be unable to vote.


All Kubuntu Members are eligible. The Kubuntu Council is intended to represent all of the Kubuntu community. Applications from involved non-developers are encouraged. If you are nominating someone else, please confirm their willingness to serve before nominating them. Nominations should be done in public via either kubuntu-users or kubuntu-devel mailing lists. If there is some extraordinary reason that precludes that, contact me directly.


The Kubuntu Council is the leadership body of Kubuntu. Members of the council are expected to be active in Kubuntu. The Kubuntu Council has three primary roles:
– Approve development plans for future Kubuntu releases
– Approve Kubuntu membership applications
– Resolve disputes within the Kubuntu project

The time commitment is not large. Meetings are generally only once every several months and conducted via IRC.


If there are questions, you can contact me (preferably) via this mailing list or (if really necessary) via direct mail.

Scott K
For the Kubuntu Council


No UDS For You …

Now that UDS will be purely online, it’s also moved from using tools for remote participation based in FOSS (such as IRC, icecast, and etherpad (previously gobby) to one requiring use of Google+.  So if the Google+ privacy policy is not your cup of tea, then no UDS for you.

Correction: As Jono pointed out in the comments, there will be etherpad and IRC, just Google+ replacing icecast. I don’t think that changes the fundamental point though.