I support this.
I've also noted a sense of compassion for the trials and tribulations of ordinary users when they are faced with things they don't understand, and a lot of patience in working out ways to make things easier for them.
A humble spirit, and a sense of humor, too!
I believe that you are qualified for membership, above and beyond.
I remember when this used to be fun...
Actually, there are some things I have to say about you too I really appreciate how you always took the time to recognize the efforts or our people at Ubuntu+1 and supported us in the few moments when, unavoidably, there was conflict. I remember during the craziness of OO release week I was taking support threads in groups of five or more for many hours straight and we still had to put up with all the hate towards Ubuntu changes, like Unity, aimed at the helpers.... I really though of quiting UF altogether at that point and your advice was crucial to keep me here and light up my mood. Many times, when I was sunk too deep into the IT aspects of testing and support, you were a reminder that there are real people behind each forum handle. If the role of "advisor" or "analyst" to the helpers, members and staff is ever created, it should automatically be assigned to you.
Last edited by effenberg0x0; March 19th, 2012 at 07:26 AM.
You have been a real good friend to me and I have a feeling we'll continue to work together for a long time. I'm excited about this possibility.
BTW, I'm finishing my (counter)Proposal today I have dedicated a lot of time to it this weekend and tried to create an end-to-end specification, that is, is starts with an assessment of the current situation and proposed changes as you did, but also delineates detailed processes, structure, management, decision making, etc - like what I drafted for U+1 - but considering the different groups involved. I took a SWOT approach more or less. It's a little big and extra-comprehensive, but I think (actually hope) you'll like it.