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

Email/Github Voting:

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.

Discussion Items:

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.