Re: Ubuntu membership - does it need clarification?
Top reasons that I wanted to become a member
* I wanted to be able to use the name Ubuntu on business cards for me when talking to stores and other places so they would take me more serious
* I wanted the email forwarder for firstname.lastname@example.org this is also for marketing Ubuntu.
* I want to Go to UDS next year and I think that this will help.
* I want to keep my-self motivated and always remember that I worked for this.
* I wanted to get involved in a wider range of things and thought that the developers would take me more serious
* I found out that Ubuntu Members Rock and I wanna Rock
* I wanted to show the people here on the forums that I look up to them and that I was happy with what they where doing.
* I found It nice that People vote and say nice things about people on the membership page (my big head)
* Because I wanted to show my mentors that I am learning from them and that they are good mentors by motivating me to go the distance. Really says something about mentors that produce members over and over again.
This also makes me sad but it also shows that there is movement and that the Ubuntu members are active
The other, and one that saddens me, is the number of Members asking for their membership to be revoked.
More detail on what's involved in becoming a member and maintaining membership, could be helpful
This is kinda like the saying that a mentor told me
"Ubutnu is what you make of it"
meaning that all you need to do is try.
I did not know what to do and was afraid that if I was to do some things that I would be stepping on others toes or whatever.
This is so far from the truth.
One thing that I say is
spruce up your Wiki show off what you have done there (too a point)
launchpad speaks for its self with the karma.
Start a Local Ubuntu Hour advertise about it here on the forums.
basically do what every you think is a good thing and ask other members like you are is you have questions.
For Me This is where I got all my guidance all but one person. that is.
Of course, it's ultimately up to the Membership application team to make the decision, and I'm not wanting to question that, but it does give the rest of us some guidance.)
I'd like to think that clarifying some of these details might help both prospective and existing Members. (And I don't mind doing a bit of the writing, if it's wanted.)
I think that nothingspecial nailed this one a few posts back.
Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men, even when they exercise influence and not authority