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Membership of the Ubuntu community means recognition of a significant and sustained contribution to Ubuntu and the Ubuntu community. Contributions in all areas are welcome, from support to advocacy, from programming to artwork and documentation, from LoCoTeams activities to core packaging. ''Together we have the opportunity to bring real technological freedom to every part of the world, across multiple devices and the cloud, and clothed in an elegant, beautiful, experience. It is a bold vision, but our greatest strength in Ubuntu is our community and together we can do this. Come and join us and be a part of bringing Ubuntu to the masses.''
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== Can you become a member? == ||<style="border:none; width:99%; text-align: center;">'''Jono Bacon, Former Ubuntu Community Manager'''||<style="border:none"> ||
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If you think your contributions have been significant and sustained, you can try to become a member. Generally, at least two months of visible, significant activity will be required. = About =
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The regular way to apply for membership is through the [:Membership/RegionalBoards: regional membership boards]. Alternatively some Ubuntu teams can grant membership directly through their governance Council. Examples are the Kubuntu Council, the Edubuntu Council, and the MOTU Council. We help to build Ubuntu, the most popular Free Operating System out there, we do packaging, translation, quality assurance, marketing, support, writing, design, art... We're currently more that 500 active members, from at least 100 countries. '''Join us!'''
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In each case, you need to add your name to the agenda for the next meeting of the membership board for your region, or the team council, and prepare carefully according to the instructions below. ||<style="border: none;"> ||<style="border:none; width:99%; text-align: center;">[[http://people.ubuntu.com/~chilicuil/ubuntumembers-map.html|{{attachment:ubuntumembers-map-rev1.jpg|ubuntu members map|width=600}}]]||<style="border:none"> ||
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== Preparation == = Collaboration =
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It is vital to be well prepared for the meeting. You need to convince the membership board that you have contributed to Ubuntu. There are [[ContributeToUbuntu|many]] different ways of contributing to Ubuntu. Contributions are valued and recognized whether you contribute to [[https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Artwork|artwork]], any of the [[http://loco.ubuntu.com/|LoCoTeams]], [[DocumentationTeam|documentation]], providing support on the [[http://ubuntuforums.org/|forums]], the [[https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu|answers tracker]], [[https://wiki.ubuntu.com/IRC/ChannelList|IRC support]], [[https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BugSquad|bug triage]], [[https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Translations|translation]], [[https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuDevelopment|development]] and [[https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MOTU|packaging]], [[https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MarketingTeam|marketing]] and advocacy, or anything else. The whole community needs each other and depends on each other. Whichever way you choose to bring benefit to Ubuntu and help others is very much appreciated.
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'''Personal wiki page''' ||<style="border: none;"> ||<style="border:none; width:99%; text-align: center;">[[ContributeToUbuntu|{{attachment:collaboration-rev1.jpg|ways to collaborate|width=780}}]]||<style="border:none"> ||
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Your contributions should therefore be carefully documented on your personal wiki page. Include the following details: ||<style="border:none; width:99%; text-align: center;">'''Contributions in all areas are welcome'''||<style="border:none"> ||
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 1. A summary of your contributions to Ubuntu (no longer than 2-3 lines)
 1. A link to your Launchpad profile
 1. A complete description of your contributions to Ubuntu
 1. Your plans and ideas for Ubuntu in the near and far future
Ubuntu also benefits from contributions to [[Upstream|upstream projects]] and [[Debian]] specifically. However, while contributions to those projects are appreciated and worth being recognized, involvement in downstream Ubuntu is required for membership. After all it’s all about ''Ubuntu membership''. :)
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'''Code of Conduct''' ||<style="border: none;"> ||<style="border:none; width:99%; text-align: center;">[[Debian|{{attachment:debian-ubuntu-rev1.jpg|ways to collaborate|width=120}}]]||<style="border:none"> ||
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You must have signed the Code of Conduct (see the GnuPrivacyGuardHowto for more info on this), prior to applying for membership. The idea that ''only'' technical contributions (like patches or uploads of packages) or ''only'' contributions which give rise to karma in Launchpad is incorrect. The community is much broader and more diverse than that and it is sufficient to demonstrate significant and sustained contributions in any area of the Ubuntu community. It is important that members demonstrate the ability to interact with others, so detailed endorsements from others are important criteria that are evaluated during your application, because they give better insight into specific parts of the community. Testimonials from members of various parts of the community are appreciated, even if they're not Ubuntu members themselves. Contributions are evaluated on their own merit and how they benefit Ubuntu and the Community, regardless of whether the contributor was paid to make the contribution or not.
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'''Testimonials''' == Upstreams ==
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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. ||<style="border: none;"> ||<style="border:none; width:99%; text-align: center;">[[Upstream|{{attachment:opensource-logo-rev1.jpg|ways to collaborate|width=200}}]]||<style="border:none"> ||
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== Welcome aboard! == The work done in other Open Source communities is vitally important to Ubuntu. If you are part of one of Ubuntu's Upstreams we appreciate your work. If your collaboration with the Ubuntu project and involvement in the Ubuntu project constitutes as a significant and sustained contribution, you are eligible to Ubuntu membership.
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If your contributions are indeed both sustained and significant: welcome aboard the Ubuntu ship, let's make Ubuntu rock! Some examples in what constitute valuable contributions for getting the Ubuntu membership follow:
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Membership entitles you to the following benefits:
 * An @ubuntu.com e-mail alias that forwards to your real e-mail - the email-address will be set up automatically and will be based on your main Launchpad ID: your_launchpad_id@ubuntu.com. All email arriving at said address will be forwarded to the primary email address listed for your profile in Launchpad. You can test if it is active by sending yourself some mail, from time to time.
 * An ''ubuntu/member/your_nick hostname'' IRC cloak on freenode - See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/IrcTeam/Cloaks
 * The right to print business cards with the Ubuntu logo - The business cards can be found at the BusinessCards page, you will need to take care of the printing yourself.
 * Syndication on Planet Ubuntu of your Ubuntu blog or the Ubuntu category posts in your blog, if you have one. Follow [https://wiki.ubuntu.com/PlanetUbuntu the registration instructions] to have your posts syndicated on Planet Ubuntu.
 * Somebody working hard on Launchpad or some other piece of infrastructure, supporting and coordinating with the Ubuntu developers for months.
 * Somebody working on upstream project X that dealt with loads of Ubuntu bugs and coordinated releases together with Ubuntu developers.
 * Somebody working with hardware manufacturers to get Ubuntu pre-installed in an specific market.
 * Somebody writing apps for Ubuntu, making Ubuntu more beautiful by adding new functionality.

When applying for Ubuntu membership, please make the relevance of your work to the Ubuntu project very clear.

= The Benefits =

While the benefits of Membership can apply to the the individual, it also applies the whole Ubuntu Community. It also can reach out into the greater Open Source community. These benefits include:

== For the Individuals ==

 * Provides a recognition of significant, sustained, and continued contributions.

 * Suggests you're serious about your contributions and you'll be there if someone wants to find you (gives you credibility).

 * Allows the creation of a sort of Ubuntu resumé that could be used with potential employers (the testimonials could be independently verified through the wiki history).

 * Gives you clout within the larger world, since you essentially work for Ubuntu.

 * Acts as a commitment on the part of the team to engage and include the individual.

 * Gives you something to be proud of: being a member of a team of wonderful people around the world trying to make the world's software better.

== For the Communities (Ubuntu and Open Source) ==

 * The commitment that you give gives credibility to the community that will ensure it retains good people and makes the best out of investments in training (resources are limited).

 * Membership is not a statement of how great one is, but a commitment to the team and the community.

= The Perks =

== Ubuntu Community ==

 * Voting privileges to confirm Ubuntu [[CommunityCouncil|Community Council]] nominations.
 * An [[UbuntuEmail|@ubuntu.com]] email alias that forwards to your real email address.
 * An [[IRC/Cloaks|''ubuntu/member/your_nick'' cloak]] on freenode.
 * The right to print [[BusinessCards|business cards]] with the Ubuntu logo, you will need to take care of the printing.
 * Syndication on [[http://planet.ubuntu.com/|Planet Ubuntu]] of your Ubuntu blog. Follow the [[PlanetUbuntu|registration instructions]] to add your blog!
 * An [[http://www.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=445211|Ubuntu Member]] title at the Ubuntu Forums.
 * SFTP access to a Web-accessible directory on [[PeopleUbuntuCom|people.ubuntu.com]]
 * A [[https://forms.canonical.com/certificate/|certificate]] signed by [[http://www.markshuttleworth.com/|sabdfl]] (Self appointed benevolent dictator for life) Mark Shuttleworth. Example below:

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== 3rd Party ==

 * A [[Membership/LWN|subscription]] to [[http://www.lwn.net|Linux Weekly News]].
## * Ability to join the [[Membership/LinkedIn|Official Ubuntu Members]] group on [[ http://www.linkedin.com/ | LinkedIn ]].
 * Signing up for [[https://www.sixxs.net/|SixXS]] account with an Ubuntu email address and a link to your Launchpad page will grant you an "Ubuntu Credit Bonus" of 25 [[https://www.sixxs.net/faq/account/?faq=credits|credit points]].
 * Ubuntu Member [[http://www.reddit.com/r/Ubuntu/comments/l5b3x/members_and_canonical_employees_claim_your_flair/|Flair]] on Reddit.
 * [[Membership/Gandi|Discounted]] domain registration pricing and partner rates for cloud hosting at [[https://www.gandi.net/|Gandi.net]].

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


Ubuntu community


Together we have the opportunity to bring real technological freedom to every part of the world, across multiple devices and the cloud, and clothed in an elegant, beautiful, experience. It is a bold vision, but our greatest strength in Ubuntu is our community and together we can do this. Come and join us and be a part of bringing Ubuntu to the masses.

Jono Bacon, Former Ubuntu Community Manager

About

We help to build Ubuntu, the most popular Free Operating System out there, we do packaging, translation, quality assurance, marketing, support, writing, design, art... We're currently more that 500 active members, from at least 100 countries. Join us!

ubuntu members map

Collaboration

There are many different ways of contributing to Ubuntu. Contributions are valued and recognized whether you contribute to artwork, any of the LoCoTeams, documentation, providing support on the forums, the answers tracker, IRC support, bug triage, translation, development and packaging, marketing and advocacy, or anything else. The whole community needs each other and depends on each other. Whichever way you choose to bring benefit to Ubuntu and help others is very much appreciated.

ways to collaborate

Contributions in all areas are welcome

Ubuntu also benefits from contributions to upstream projects and Debian specifically. However, while contributions to those projects are appreciated and worth being recognized, involvement in downstream Ubuntu is required for membership. After all it’s all about Ubuntu membership. Smile :)

ways to collaborate

The idea that only technical contributions (like patches or uploads of packages) or only contributions which give rise to karma in Launchpad is incorrect. The community is much broader and more diverse than that and it is sufficient to demonstrate significant and sustained contributions in any area of the Ubuntu community. It is important that members demonstrate the ability to interact with others, so detailed endorsements from others are important criteria that are evaluated during your application, because they give better insight into specific parts of the community. Testimonials from members of various parts of the community are appreciated, even if they're not Ubuntu members themselves. Contributions are evaluated on their own merit and how they benefit Ubuntu and the Community, regardless of whether the contributor was paid to make the contribution or not.

Upstreams

ways to collaborate

The work done in other Open Source communities is vitally important to Ubuntu. If you are part of one of Ubuntu's Upstreams we appreciate your work. If your collaboration with the Ubuntu project and involvement in the Ubuntu project constitutes as a significant and sustained contribution, you are eligible to Ubuntu membership.

Some examples in what constitute valuable contributions for getting the Ubuntu membership follow:

  • Somebody working hard on Launchpad or some other piece of infrastructure, supporting and coordinating with the Ubuntu developers for months.
  • Somebody working on upstream project X that dealt with loads of Ubuntu bugs and coordinated releases together with Ubuntu developers.
  • Somebody working with hardware manufacturers to get Ubuntu pre-installed in an specific market.
  • Somebody writing apps for Ubuntu, making Ubuntu more beautiful by adding new functionality.

When applying for Ubuntu membership, please make the relevance of your work to the Ubuntu project very clear.

The Benefits

While the benefits of Membership can apply to the the individual, it also applies the whole Ubuntu Community. It also can reach out into the greater Open Source community. These benefits include:

For the Individuals

  • Provides a recognition of significant, sustained, and continued contributions.
  • Suggests you're serious about your contributions and you'll be there if someone wants to find you (gives you credibility).
  • Allows the creation of a sort of Ubuntu resumé that could be used with potential employers (the testimonials could be independently verified through the wiki history).
  • Gives you clout within the larger world, since you essentially work for Ubuntu.
  • Acts as a commitment on the part of the team to engage and include the individual.
  • Gives you something to be proud of: being a member of a team of wonderful people around the world trying to make the world's software better.

For the Communities (Ubuntu and Open Source)

  • The commitment that you give gives credibility to the community that will ensure it retains good people and makes the best out of investments in training (resources are limited).
  • Membership is not a statement of how great one is, but a commitment to the team and the community.

The Perks

Ubuntu Community


ways to collaborate

3rd Party

  • Signing up for SixXS account with an Ubuntu email address and a link to your Launchpad page will grant you an "Ubuntu Credit Bonus" of 25 credit points.

  • Ubuntu Member Flair on Reddit.

  • Discounted domain registration pricing and partner rates for cloud hosting at Gandi.net.


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).

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