22:00:59 <cjohnston> #startmeeting
22:00:59 <meetingology> Meeting started Thu Jan  3 22:00:59 2013 UTC.  The chair is cjohnston. Information about MeetBot at http://wiki.ubuntu.com/meetingology.
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22:01:07 <cjohnston> #chair cjohnston
22:01:07 <meetingology> Current chairs: cjohnston
22:01:12 <cjohnston> #voters cjohnston hggdh cyphermox PabloRubianes
22:01:12 <meetingology> Current voters: PabloRubianes cjohnston cyphermox hggdh
22:01:19 <cjohnston> #topic Ubuntu  Membership Review Board - 3 January 2013
22:01:31 <cjohnston> Hello and welcome to the Ubuntu Membership Review Board meeting for 3 January 2013. The wiki page for the Review Boards are available here: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Membership/Boards
22:01:47 <cjohnston> We will attempt to get through all of the applicants that have added themselves to that list before today's meeting. If we are unable to make it through the entire list due to time constraints, then at the next meeting we will pick up where we left off.
22:01:59 <cjohnston> The format for the meeting is as follows: We will go through the list of applicants one by one, by date of application (FIFO).
22:02:05 <cjohnston> Each applicant should introduce themselves (1-5 sentences) and provide links to their Ubuntu Wiki page. After the introduction the members of the Membership Review Board will review the pages and, if needed, ask the applicant further questions.
22:02:11 <cjohnston> During this time it is encouraged for other members of the community to show their support for the applicant. Do not be alarmed if the members of the Membership Review Board are quiet during this time; they are most likely reading wiki/launchpad/forum/other pages and deciding how they are going to vote.
22:02:20 <cjohnston> When the board is ready to vote, they will publicly vote in the channel with either +1, 0, or -1 (for membership, abstain, and against membership, respectively). If the sum of those numbers is positive, then the applicant is now an official Ubuntu member! (feel free congratulate them!)
22:02:25 <cjohnston> Now, with any further ado, lets get started with the first applicant...
22:03:16 <cjohnston> I don't see the first applicant in here.. so I will go on to the second
22:03:24 <cjohnston> Would someone mind checking to see if the first is online please?
22:03:33 <hggdh> Abdobonna: there?
22:04:09 <cjohnston> #topic Ahmed​Abou​Zaid 's membership application
22:04:20 <cjohnston> AhmedAbouZaid: please introduce yourself
22:04:39 <AhmedAbouZaid> Thanks cjohnston : )
22:05:00 <AhmedAbouZaid> My name is Ahmed, I'm 23 years old, I live in Cairo.
22:05:22 <AhmedAbouZaid> fully Ubuntu user since 2008
22:06:38 <AhmedAbouZaid> I love and believe in Free/Open source  and Ubuntu  :)
22:06:51 <cjohnston> AhmedAbouZaid: I don't see anything documented on your wiki page for the last year. What happened?
22:07:23 <cjohnston> #voters iulian
22:07:23 <meetingology> Current voters: PabloRubianes cjohnston cyphermox hggdh iulian
22:08:00 <ashams> may I support AhmedAbouZaid ?
22:08:02 <AhmedAbouZaid> cjohnston: I was to perform compulsory military service in Egypt.
22:08:29 <AhmedAbouZaid> cjohnston: It's about 12 months.
22:08:50 <hggdh> ah
22:09:22 <AhmedAbouZaid> cjohnston: So my activity was very limited this year : )
22:09:33 <cjohnston> understandable in that case
22:10:41 <PabloRubianes> AhmedAbouZaid, nice work with the book, are you already working on the updated version?
22:10:42 <AhmedAbouZaid> My wiki page: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/AhmedAbouZaid
22:11:33 <cyphermox> AhmedAbouZaid: I see you mention bugs reporting on your wiki page, but I can't see any on your launchpad page. Do you report your bugs elsewhere?
22:11:34 <AhmedAbouZaid> PabloRubianes: Yes, I'm working now on a second version of it.
22:12:13 <iulian> AhmedAbouZaid: How do I download the book?
22:12:32 <iulian> Or rather, could you please give me the direct link?
22:13:04 <AhmedAbouZaid> cyphermox: Unfortunately most of the reports were not through launchpad.
22:13:23 <AhmedAbouZaid> iulian: One moment please.
22:13:28 <iulian> I think I got it.
22:13:50 <iulian> You could still paste the link here just for the record.
22:14:06 <AhmedAbouZaid> Book site: http://www.simplyubuntu.com/
22:14:08 <AhmedAbouZaid> Download link: http://download.simplyubuntu.com/getit.php
22:14:10 <cyphermox> AhmedAbouZaid: that's what I thought. Is it due to reporting the bugs in English?
22:15:58 <hggdh> AhmedAbouZaid: thank you for publishing the book with (at least) an option for free download. I/we appreciate it
22:16:07 <AhmedAbouZaid> cyphermox: I made bug reports either in English and Arabic.
22:16:10 <cyphermox> yeah it's really nice :)
22:16:16 <cyphermox> ok
22:16:24 <cjohnston> #subtopic Voting on Ahmed​Abou​Zaid 's membership application
22:16:33 <cjohnston> #vote Voting on Ahmed​Abou​Zaid 's membership application
22:16:33 <meetingology> Please vote on: Voting on Ahmed​Abou​Zaid 's membership application
22:16:33 <meetingology> Public votes can be registered by saying +1, +0 or -1 in channel, (private votes don't work yet, but when they do it will be by messaging the channel followed by +1/-1/+0 to me)
22:16:36 <hggdh> +1
22:16:36 <meetingology> +1 received from hggdh
22:16:39 <PabloRubianes> +1
22:16:39 <meetingology> +1 received from PabloRubianes
22:16:43 <cyphermox> +1
22:16:43 <meetingology> +1 received from cyphermox
22:16:46 <cjohnston> +1
22:16:46 <meetingology> +1 received from cjohnston
22:17:01 <Samar_> +1
22:17:13 <iulian> +0 - was still reviewing.
22:17:13 <meetingology> +0 - was still reviewing. received from iulian
22:17:14 <asultan> :)
22:17:16 <AhmedAbouZaid> hggdh: Thanks : )
22:17:16 <cjohnston> Samar_: voting is limited to those on the board only.
22:17:18 <AhmedAbouZaid> hggdh: And it's also licensed under CC: By-Sa 3.0 license : )
22:17:31 <hggdh> Samar_: heh, only members of the RMB can vote ;-)
22:17:46 <Samar_> Got it! :)
22:17:52 <hggdh> AhmedAbouZaid: ooohhh, even better! Thank you very much!
22:18:32 <cjohnston> #endvote
22:18:32 <meetingology> Voting ended on: Voting on Ahmed​Abou​Zaid 's membership application
22:18:32 <meetingology> Votes for:4 Votes against:0 Abstentions:1
22:18:32 <meetingology> Motion carried
22:18:45 <cjohnston> Congrats AhmedAbouZaid
22:18:46 <hggdh> AhmedAbouZaid: welcome in!
22:18:54 <ashams> AhmedAbouZaid, Congrats :D
22:19:06 <cyphermox> Congrats AhmedAbouZaid
22:19:08 <PabloRubianes> congrats AhmedAbouZaid
22:19:10 <cjohnston> With that being said, since the other applicant still hasn't arrived I'm going to end the meeting.
22:19:25 <PabloRubianes> +1 cjohnston
22:19:30 <hggdh> yep
22:19:31 <cjohnston> #endmeeting