Membership

Policy

Membership lasts for one year, and is renewable. If not renewed the member will join the former member list.

Users that have applied for membership and have not met the criteria within a 2 month period will have their application declined.

Requirements

The following criteria have to be met by all team members:

  • Subscription to the ubuntu-server mailing list.

Process to apply for membership

Becoming a member of the Ubuntu Server Team is really easy:

Mentoring

Are you interested in joining the ServerTeam and contribute to Ubuntu ? Don't know where to get started ? The mentors of the ServerTeam are here to help you make your first contribution to Ubuntu.

This program is lightweight and short in time. You'll get a mentor from the ServerTeam and together:

  1. discuss your areas of interest.
  2. define a simple task to accomplish.
  3. get your contribution integrated in Ubuntu !

Interested ? Send an email to <ubuntu-server AT SPAMFREE lists DOT ubuntu DOT com> introducing yourself and we'll take it from there.

Mentor guidelines

The mentor provides guidance during the whole process by:

  • presenting existing procedures.
  • pointing to existing communication channels (#ubuntu-server, ubuntu-server mailing list, other IRC channels and mailing lists).
  • linking to key members of the ServerTeam and Ubuntu in general.

  • sponsoring one upload if the contribution is packaging related.
  • giving feedback to the applicant in a timely manner.

Once the task has been accepted in Ubuntu, the contributor should have been in contact with the rest of the ServerTeam and should know where to ask questions.

Process to approve a new member

  • Check that the member is subscribed to ubuntu-server mailing list.
    • If the applicant is subscribed, approve the member in launchpad. The approval should be sent with the following comment:
      Welcome to the Ubuntu Server Team - https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ServerTeam!
      
      We're looking forward to working with you. There are many ways you can help us: the GettingInvolved wiki page lists areas where you can contribute (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ServerTeam/GettingInvolved).
      
      You can also have a look at our Roadmap to see what we're working on now and pick a specific task to contribute to (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ServerTeam/Roadmap).
      
      If you're interested in bug triaging, you should subscribe to the ubuntu-server-bugs@lists.ubuntu.com mailing list - https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-server-bugs.
      
      Thanks and welcome aboard !
      
      The Ubuntu Server Team.
    • If the applicant is not subscribed and email address is available from LP, send a invitation using the preferred email address in Launchpad to subscribe to the ubuntu-server mailing list with the following message:
      Hello,
      
      Thank you for your interest in the Ubuntu Server Team on Launchpad. Membership requires a subscription to the ubuntu-server mailing list. Please confirm your subscription and we will happily approve you.
      
      Thank you.
      
      The Ubuntu Server Team.
    • If the applicant is not subscribed and email address is not available from LP, contact the user via LP to subscribe to the ubuntu-server mailing list with the following message:
      ubuntu-server membership application
      Hello,
      
      Thank you for your interest in the Ubuntu Server Team on Launchpad. Membership requires a subscription to the ubuntu-server mailing list. 
      
      You can subscribe to the mailing list here: https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-server
      
      Thank you.
      
      The Ubuntu Server Team.
    • If the application is declined, put the following message as a comment:
      Hello,
      
      Thank you for your interest in the Ubuntu Server Team on Launchpad. We're sorry to decline your application as you haven't met the criteria to become a member.
      
      The Membership policy is outlined here: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ServerTeam/Membership. 
      
      You can reapply for membership whenever you want by following the process described here: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ServerTeam/GettingInvolved#becomemember.
      
      Thank you,
      
      The Ubuntu Server Team.

ServerTeam/Membership (last edited 2010-12-21 22:41:21 by robbie.w)