Ubuntu Membership

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Become an official Ubuntu Member
Best Practices

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12:00 UTC Board
20:00 UTC Board
22:00 UTC Board

Ubuntu Official Ubuntu Membership means recognition of significant and sustained contribution to Ubuntu or the Ubuntu community.

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We look for sustained and significant contributions. While there is no precise period that we look for, it is rare for applications to be accepted from people contributing for less than 6 months. If you are unsure if your contributions constitute as sustained and significant, ask your team mates and other Ubuntu members. Maybe they can even add some kind of endorsement to your application.

Normal Procedure

The regular way to apply for membership is through the Membership Boards. Alternatively some Ubuntu teams can grant membership directly through their governance Council. Examples are the Kubuntu Council, the Edubuntu Council, Developer Membership Board, and the IRC Council.

In each case, you need to add your name to the agenda for the next meeting of the membership board that suits your time zone, or the team council, and prepare carefully according to the instructions below.

The membership boards hold meetings at 12:00 UTC, 20:00 UTC and 22:00 UTC.

Other venues for obtaining Membership

ways to get membership

In addition to the Membership Boards, who handle the bulk of membership approval, there are other groups in Ubuntu that handle specific other cases.

If your primary contributions to Ubuntu are:

Preparing your Application

It is vital to be well prepared for the meeting. You need to convince the membership board that you have contributed to Ubuntu.

Personal wiki page

Your contributions should therefore be carefully documented on your personal wiki page. Include the following details:

  1. A summary of your contributions to Ubuntu (no longer than 2-3 lines per item)
  2. A link to your Launchpad profile
  3. A complete description of your contributions to Ubuntu
  4. Your plans and ideas for Ubuntu in the near and far future

You can use this template as a sample.

Warning /!\ IMPORTANT Warning /!\ The contributions section is the most important part of the whole application. Make sure it includes details of all of your contributions. Include links and pictures wherever applicable. Describe in detail what you have done, where you did it, who you did it with, how often you did it, etc. If you must err, err on the side of saying too much rather than saying too little when it comes to contributions.

Warning /!\ IMPORTANT Warning /!\ If you can't create/edit your page please check the Wiki Guide.

Code of Conduct

You must have signed the Code of Conduct (see the GnuPrivacyGuardHowto for more info on this), prior to applying for membership.


If there are recognized members of the Ubuntu community supporting you at the meeting, this will definitely speed up the process of approving you. If your “sponsors” can’t attend the relevant meeting, ask them to leave a testimonial on your wiki page about your contributions.

Note: They do not need to be Ubuntu Members, just a part of the community, even your local community. Testimonials in languages other than English are fine. Some members of boards are multilingual, and if not, they can use a translation tool.


Add your wiki page with at least 24 hrs ahead of the meeting to the Board best suited for your time.

Try to follow these suggestions when possible:

If you have a question, you've found an error|improvement on this page or wish to give private testimonials email ubuntu-membership-boards@lists.ubuntu.com (your message may initially be held for moderation).

Membership/NewMember (last edited 2016-08-18 14:00:47 by elacheche)