12 Jul 2018

Minutes of a Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors of NumFOCUS, in-person at the SciPy'18 conference. All votes are reported in the form “(Y/N/A)” (in favor-Y‚ opposed-N‚ abstentions-A; e.g. “4-1-2” means “4 in favor, 1 opposed, and 2 abstentions”).

Participating: Lorena Barba, Andy Terrel, Ralf Gommers, Leah Silen

Not Attending: Jennifer Klay, Didrik Pinte

Approval of Minutes from last meeting: Approved (3/0/0)

Items Voted on by Email: -

Treasurer’s Report: first Q2 report in progress, ready for review in advance of next board meeting

Executive Director’s Report: discussed

Discussion Items


The owner of pythonxy.org is asking if we would like to take over ownership of this domain? He will not be renewing. Potentially valuable/useful, plus don’t want it to be a domain squatting site. Agreed that we should accept the transfer.

2. Community Alliance application from ESIP

Community Alliance with Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP, http://esipfed.org): Approved (3/0/0)

3. Summit Update

4. Advisory Council composition

5. Board Elections

6. Corporate Sponsorship Prospectus

Ready for distribution

7. Open EdX update

Andy is preparing a proposal for a fuller master training program that includes OpenEdX.