Bei iCommons gibt es ein kurzes Interview mit Mark Shuttleworth zu Ubuntu und Community-Management: Governance, Ubunt-style.
Tell us about the Ubuntu community and how that is structured:
From the very beginning it was clear that anyone who was willing to make a significant contribution would be able to assume any role within the project and that there would always be room for outside participants in all of the structures that we created. This early decision forced us to do things in a bunch of different ways. The first thing that happened was that, because we are all spread out around the world, discussions happened on mailing lists and IRC chat where (potentially) anyone can listen in and feel part of the discussion. Participation in every structure of the Ubuntu community is open to members of the community.
Describe the governance system:
The Ubuntu community is supervised by the Ubuntu Community Council that approves the creation of a new Team or Project, and appoints of team leaders. In addition, the Community Council is the body responsible for the Code of Conduct and tasked with ensuring that maintainers and other community members follow its guidelines.