2010: Your Year for Ubuntu Membership!
Jan 06, 2010, 01:34 (1 Talkback[s])
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"Amber Graner: What is an Ubuntu Member?
Nathan Handler: Ubuntu Members are users who have made substantial
and sustained contributions to Ubuntu. These contributions can be
in the form of packaging, artwork, answering questions on the
forum, participating in a LoCo, or in any way that benefits Ubuntu
or the Ubuntu community. Members are entitled to certain
privileges, such as an @ubuntu.com email address, the right to
carry Ubuntu business cards, and the ability to confirm Ubuntu
Community Council nominations.
"AG: Why is or is it even important to become and Ubuntu
"NH: Ubuntu Membership itself is a lot less important than what
it represents. People often set a goal of becoming an Ubuntu Member
because they want one of the many benefits that goes along with it.
Instead, people should set a goal of making substantial and
sustained contributions to Ubuntu. By doing this, the focus shifts
from working hard in order to get one of the Membership benefits to
working hard in order to make Ubuntu a greater distribution and
improve the community, which is a lot more important than being
recognized as an Ubuntu Member."