14 November 2019
Minutes of a Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors of NumFOCUS.
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”).
November 14, 2018
Board Members: Lorena Barba, James Powell, Andy Terrel, Sylvain Corlay, Jane Herriman, Stéfan van der Walt, Katrina Riehl
ED: Leah Silen
Not attending: N/A
a. Resolution passed to approve Zarr as a Fiscally Sponsored Project ( 6-0-0)
b. Resolution passed to approve GeoPandas as an Affiliated Project (5-0-0)
c. Previous minutes (not yet passsed)
Executive Director’s Report:
This year Leah would like to put together Board retrospectives on the NF Summit to complement staff retrospectives.
Github has just launched their organization sponsor program which allows donations to projects through an organization. We’re hoping to have a donation button on each of our project’s github pages, which will allow for direct donations to each project.
a. Project Applications
i. Sponsored 1. *Scikit-image* -- champion: Sylvain 2. *MDAnalysis* -- champion: Jane ii. Affiliated 1. *AiiDA* -- champion: Katrina 2. *PyVISA* -- champion : Stefan V 3. *Networkx* -- champion : Andy T
b. Updated - Proposed Project Criteria for website and Updated Applications
i. Sponsored Projects - Approved (7-0-0) ii. Affiliated Projects Stéfan and Leah will work on tweaking the description of Affiliated projects to more clearly delineate differences between “Affiliated” and “Fiscally Sponsored” statuses.
c. Committee Recommendations for Round 3 Small Development Grants
The Board will review and vote over email.
d. Draft Board 2020 Meeting Calendar and Project Application/Review Schedule
NF will announce our new schedule for batching project applications, with potential NF projects receiving a response within a maximum of 6 weeks after the application deadline. Board members will have a call dedicated to project application/review typically \~3 weeks after receiving applications.