24 Jan 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”).
January 24, 2019
Board members: Sylvain Corlay, Jane Herriman, Katrina Riehl, James Powell, Andy Terrel, Lorena Barba, Stéfan van der Walt
ED: Leah Silen
Board Members Not Attending: -
Approval of Minutes from last meetings:
Regular minutes – Approved, 4-0-0
Subcommittee meeting minutes – Approved, 5-0-0
Resolutions Voted on by Email or Github: N/A
Treasurer’s Report: The 2019 budget was approved 7-0-0.
Executive Director’s Report:
We discussed multiple potential collaborations with external organizations and the possibility that NumFOCUS will offer subscriptions and training to organizations that want to contribute but cannot donate. As part of a collaboration with Two Sigma, Sam Brice will be joining NumFOCUS for one year. We also discussed valuation of and stipulations attached to different NumFOCUS sponsorship levels.
a. SciPy has applied for fiscal sponsorship. A designated board member will review the application and present a case before we vote.
b. The DISC committee is looking for new members.
c. We discussed and then tabled NumFOCUS's “Strategic Direction - Mission, Vision, Values”. The proposed version will be discussed offline before we vote.
d. Small Dev Grant report backs will be posted on the NumFOCUS website as well as summarized in a blog post.
e. Gina is working on the survey/community poll discussed December 20, to be ready by the next board meeting.
a. 2019 Proposed Budget - Approved 7-0-0
b. Approval of Strategic Direction - Mission, Vision, Values - Tabled