Community structure

The Ubuntu Community is an amazing place. It is a place filled with amazing people, motivation, determination and a real sense of working together. With the right people and the right ingredients almost anything is possible.

A worldwide community spanning not just countries, but disciplines, skills and more. Ubuntu’s community is open and governed by the independent Community Council.

The governance landscape of Ubuntu looks like this:

  • Community Council – makes decisions about community processes and provides a place where community members and other leaders can resolve conflict.
  • Technical Board – makes decisions on technical policy for the project. Note that the Technical Board does not choose features and packages that go into Ubuntu, that is something the wider community works on.
  • LoCo Council – leads the LoCo Teams community as well as reviewing and reviewing Verified LoCo Team applications.
  • IRC Council – leads the IRC and IRC operator community and ensures our IRC channels are operating in a safe and respectful manner.
  • Forums Council – leads the Ubuntu Forums community and it’s moderators.
  • Membership Boards – this is where community contributors can apply to become Ubuntu members.
  • Developer Membership Board – reviews applications for developers to get upload access to the Ubuntu archives.