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07 October 2009, 12:25

New Ubuntu Community Council elected

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Ubuntu A new Ubuntu Community Council has been elected. Seven members were elected by the community from the twelve candidates selected by Ubuntu founder and sponsor Mark Shuttleworth.

New council members include Daniel Holbach (Germany), Matthew East (UK), Mike Basinger (US), Benjamin Mako Hill (US), Alan Pope (UK) and Richard Johnson (US). The only woman on the team is Debian system administrator Elizabeth Krumbach (US). She has been a member of several Ubuntu teams since 2007 and is also a member of Ubuntu-Women. According to Shuttleworth, "the new community council takes office immediately".

The community council members meet on IRC ever two weeks and determine "the social policies and structure of the Ubuntu Project". They are also the group that review and approve changes to various documents, such as the Ubuntu Code of Conduct. Appointments to the council are for a period of two years.

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