I’m really pleased to have been elected to continue as a member of the Community Council for the next two years. I genuinely wasn’t expecting to be reelected with so many great candidates to choose from, so I will do my best to repay the trust of those who have voted. We have a lot of work to do to ensure that the CC is functioning as an efficient governance body for the ever expanding Ubuntu community, and the creation of a larger CC is going to be very important to that. We’re welcoming three new members: Alan Pope, Elizabeth Krumbach and Richard Johnson, and they will bring a lot to the CC, especially experience from different areas of the community. I’m particularly pleased to welcome Elizabeth, who aside from being an awesome Ubuntu contributor as an individual, will bring some representation from the Ubuntu Women team to the CC, which is important. We’re saying goodbye to James Troup, who has been a really important member of the CC since its beginning. I’m personally sorry to see him go. Thanks James for your work.
The Ubuntu-it community is reaching its four year anniversary on 10 October. l3on has knocked up a great banner which will be resplendent on the homepage for the next few days. It’s been great to have been a part of the inception of this community which continues to grow in positive directions. The next year will be an important year in that community and again there is plenty of work to do to ensure that it can grow in a healthy way and to take Italian adoption and technical support of Ubuntu to the next level.