Certificates For Ubuntu Members

The Ubuntu community is a core part of what makes us what we are, and right at the center of that are our Ubuntu Members. Ubuntu Members provide *significant and sustained* contributions over a wide range of areas such as packaging, documentation, programming, translations, advocacy, support, and more. We always want to do our best to recognize and appreciate our many members in the Ubuntu family, across these many different teams and our flavors.

I am pleased to announce a new benefit for new Ubuntu Members. When you become approved as an official Ubuntu Member, you will be mailed a printed certificate signed by Mark Shuttleworth, founder of the Ubuntu project to recognize your membership. We hope you put it up on your wall where you contribute to Ubuntu and bring freedom and openness to technology.

A few notes:

  • The certificates are rather nice. Designed by the design team and printed on nice stock, they are a nice representation of your membership.
  • We will only send you one certificate; you don’t get a new one when you renew your membership.
  • Due to the fact that we currently have **769** active Ubuntu members, we don’t have the time or resources to send every existing member a certificate automatically (just getting all those addresses would be enough of a challenge!). If however you fill in the form below to request one, we will honor it.
  • If you have any questions or queries with these certificates, please contact michelle@canonical.com who can help.

How To Get Your Certificate

Please only request a certificate if you are an existing Ubuntu Member, otherwise your request will be rejected. If you are not sure if you are a member or not, please check your profile page on Launchpad to see if you are member of the ubuntumembers group.

To get one simply fill in this form.

We hope to send out certificates within 14 days, but we are currently waiting on getting them signed by Mark, so it may take a little longer initially.


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9 Responses to “Certificates For Ubuntu Members”

  1. AMARI Yasser Says:

    user for 4 years

  2. Rihab Says:

    i’am so excited to get such a certificate and i wish i could do more for the Ubuntu community

  3. Eduard Gotwig Says:

    WoW, this sounds awesome!

    Thank you really much guys 😀

    I still can’t believe that Mark Shuttleworth is going to sign it for me =)!!

  4. Daniel Holbach Says:

    Maybe it’d be be worth pointing out https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Membership so everybody knows how/when to join.

  5. pleia2 Says:

    Thanks Daniel, I went ahead and linked it to the first mention of Ubuntu Members (don’t want to rewrite too much :)).

  6. Christian David Calvo Says:

    Me gustaria hacer parte de los Miembros de Ubuntu, que tengo que hacer?

  7. joseeantonior Says:

    Puedes revisar https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Membership 🙂

  8. Ricardo Dias Says:

    I would like be part of the Ubuntu community, thanks.

  9. guiverc Says:

    I’ll provide the following links


    The best place for you in the wider Ubuntu community will be dictated mostly by your interests, and to a lesser extent your skill-set. Have a look around in an area that interests you, and when you find it, ask how you can get involved. This may involve email if they using mailing-lists, irc if that is how that group communicates, a post on a discourse site or possibly other.

    The fridge is an information hub; an outlet used by the Ubuntu News team. If you click the ‘about’ at the top of your page, you should see some information about this team. The same applies to other teams in the wider Ubuntu Community (go to their sites/teams, click about or look for getting-involved..)

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