Membership of the Kubuntu community means recognition of a significant and sustained contribution to Kubuntu and the Kubuntu community. Contributions in all areas are welcome, from support to advocacy, from programming to artwork and documentation, from LoCoTeams activities to core packaging. If your contributions have been oriented more towards Ubuntu, then you may want to review the Ubuntu Membership page for further information.
Becoming an official Kubuntu member entitles you to:
If you think your contributions have been significant and sustained, you can try to become a member. Generally, a minimum of around 6 months of visible, significant activity will be required.
The regular way to apply for membership is to provide your information on the Kubuntu/Meeting page. Alternatively some Ubuntu teams can grant membership directly through their governance council. Examples are the Regional Boards, the Edubuntu Council, and the MOTU Council.
In each case, you need to add your name to the agenda for the next meeting and prepare carefully according to the instructions below.
The Kubuntu team holds meetings on a regular basis, varying the times in order to make it as convenient as possible.
It is vital to be well prepared for the meeting. You need to convince the council that you have contributed to Kubuntu.
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You must have signed the Code of Conduct (see the GnuPrivacyGuardHowto for more information on this), prior to applying for membership.
If there are recognized members of the Kubuntu or Ubuntu community supporting you at the meeting, this will definitely speed up the process of approving you. If your "sponsors" can't attend the relevant meeting, ask them to leave a testimonial on your wiki page about your contributions.