Sin é – You win some you lose some
Sin é You win some and you lose some.
On the planet we’re all Ubuntu members, at least I’m pretty sure that’s the case. We voted the CC into term by selecting them and voting based on our impressions and knowledge of them +/-, 1 or 2 you get my idea. So I fully respect their opinion, many have been around a long time, others are new and bring to it new ideas and a new view point to things.
Change is good in any organisation or group. You cannot function with the same people the whole time, the exception being possibly Mark Shuttleworth there on the team. However, even Mark shows the community that chage is good as he announced earlier this year than Jane Silber would be taking on the role of Canonical CEO. It can become stagnant and deadlock sometimes happens. Yes I also see the benefit for a decent length of a term. It takes time to get used to others opinions and gain from their experience and contribute back.
Recently enough I was appointed to the LoCo Council. It’s a learning curve for me, so I still run a lot of things past the others in the team as it’s good to sound ideas off them. The re-approval process is something I’m really enjoying at present as it gives me a chance to see how other LoCo teams do things, and meet more people. Everyone does things so differently, somethings work and somethings don’t. It’s how we learn from these that make us progress and offer solutions back to the community that really help.
At UDS Lucid the Ubuntu Women team asked for the CC’s assistance in selecting a leader for us. It was documented well, advertised and explained – questions were answered and dealt with. It was posted to the list, it was voiced on IRC.
Amber was selected and I think the CC had a tough decision, it’s not your every day request, but again we chose these people so we should trust them and their experience and knowledge of the Ubuntu Community. So thanks CC, I’m rather happy with ye!
As I said at the beginning, Sin é you win some you lose some. I applied for the EMEA Regional Board memberships and Jonathan Carter (see I can spell your name right!) – was successfully chosen. So kudos to him! So I have no qualms with the CC and not being selected, you cannot win them all.