The Lubuntu community has grown exponentially since our switch to LXQt. With new users, contributors, and Lubuntu enthusiasts among many other people who have decided to join our community, we are finding the need to scale the project further than the unwritten technically-led oligarchy that we currently have in the Lubuntu project. Therefore, we are pleased to announce the Lubuntu Council.
Not much will change; the same people will be working to put together a high-quality Lubuntu release every six months. However, this ensures that Lubuntu’s processes stay structured and resilient for years to come.
The initial team members will be the following:
Much like any official governance body, we need a constitution to be written to provide structure to the project. A plaintext, Markdown-formatted copy can be found here. A convenience copy of this document can be found on GitHub here. We wrote this document after analyzing how other open source projects have risen and fallen in the last several years. Following the debate around the Linux kernel, Solus, Void, and other projects which have recently gone under some sort of restructuring or internal debate, the Lubuntu Constitution aims to balance the main points of each debate to ensure that the project lasts for a long time to come.
Lubuntu has incorporated feedback from several key community members in writing this constitution, and we are now opening it up for feedback from the general community. We will close the window for public feedback on Monday, January 28th, 2019 at 20:00 UTC, at which time we will analyze and finalize the constitution for version 1.0, to be effective on Friday, February 1st, 2019 at midnight UTC. Please email Simon Quigley or submit a comment to this blog post with any feedback you have.
Thank you to everyone who has helped us through this process!