Printed Certificates for Ubuntu Members

The Ubuntu community is a core part of what makes us what we are, and right at the center of that are our Ubuntu Members. Ubuntu Members provide significant and sustained contributions over a wide range of areas such as packaging, documentation, programming, translations, advocacy, support, and more. We always want to do our best to recognize and appreciate our many members in the Ubuntu family, across these many different teams and our flavors.

We are pleased to announce a new benefit for new Ubuntu Members. When you become approved as an official Ubuntu Member, you will be mailed a printed certificate signed by Mark Shuttleworth, founder of the Ubuntu project to recognize your membership. We hope you put it up on your wall where you contribute to Ubuntu and bring freedom and openness to technology.

To find out more, and find out how to get yoru certificate, see this post on the fridge.

  • GNUguy

    yoru = your

  • Michael

    But I guess that doesn’t take in account upstream developpers, despites them providing sustained contribution in the form of source code reused by Ubuntu and others ?

  • Fitoschido

    Read, it already answers your question.

  • Anonymous

    The work of upstream is tremendously valuable, but we have to draw the line somewhere. Following your logic, you could say our users should get certificates, and then we would be sending out millions of certificates and never have any time to build Ubuntu. :-)

  • Eduard Gotwig

    Thanks, I wait for my one.

    How does this thing work :D? I just used the provided form. Are I am supposed to get a confirmation mail or something like that?

  • Doug Belshaw

    Hi Jono, love the work you’re doing here and over at xdadevelopers. :-)

    Specifically on the certificates, I wondered if you’d seen Mozilla Open Badges?

    I’d be happy to talk to you about them if you’re interested in an open, distributed, web-native certification system. :-)

  • CSRedRat

    Great! But i’m not membership :(

  • Michael Hazell

    I think this is a great away to award the folks who devote their time to make Ubuntu the OS that it is today.