Ubuntu IRC Council Position

There is currently an empty virtual seat on the IRC Council and we are now accepting nominations to fill it. If you are an Ubuntu Member with a competent technical knowledge of IRC, a passion for IRC and a willingness to help maintain effective governance of our IRC community then you could be the leader we are looking for.

The Process

You can read about the Charter and Appointment Process for the IRC Council here https://wiki.ubuntu.com/IRC/IrcCouncil It starts with an open call for nominations (you are reading it now), applicants will make themselves known to the IRCC via an email to irc-council at lists.ubuntu.com and will fill out a wiki page outlining their work in the community and why they would be a good candidate.

The current IRCC will administer this process and at the end of the nomination period will provide a full list of applicants to the Community Council along with any feedback and comments for the CC to review.

The Community Council will set up a vote for the Ubuntu IRC Members to vote on qualified candidates

The Community Council will then finalise the appointment, which will be for a term of about 18 months, expiring concurrently with the sitting IRCC.


Nominations are open now, until the end of May (midnight UTC to be precise, but don’t wait until then). There will be a short gap while feedback is considered and the vote is set up, then the vote will be open for 2 weeks.

Voting Details

Voting will be done by the Ubuntu IRC Members group using the Condorcet Internet Voting Service at http://www.cs.cornell.edu/andru/civs.html and we will be using the Schulze method for completion. The voting group is made up of people who have been awarded Ubuntu Membership and consider themselves stakeholders in our IRC system, if you think you should be in that group and are not then you do have time to apply for membership if you have made a significant and sustained contribution to the Ubuntu Project. If you are already an Ubuntu Member but not in that group then please contact a member of the IRCC to be added.

If you have any questions about the process, or the IRCC and what we do, then please find us on IRC.

Originally posted to the ubuntu-irc mailing list by Alan Bell on Thu May 17 21:45:13 UTC 2012

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