18 April 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”).

April 18, 2019


Board Members: Andy Terrel, James Powell, Jane Herriman, Katrina Riehl, Lorena Barba, Sylvain Corlay, Stéfan van der Walt

ED: Leah Silen

Board Members Not Attending: N/A

Approval of Minutes from last meeting: Approved 4-0-0.

Resolutions Voted on by Email or Github: NA

Treasurer’s report:

We will discuss Q1 reports at our next Board meeting on May 9.

Executive Director’s Report:

See notes on bylaws discussion point below.

After soliciting projects for photos, we have a cover photo for the Annual Report.

IBM is renewing their Platinum sponsorship. We now have a new advisory council member – Rosie Pongracz from IBM.

Discussion Items:

a. Introduction of new NumFOCUS employees: Walker, Nicole, and Lisa

b. Small Dev Grants

i.  PSF couldn’t commit to funding. They proposed we submit via 
    the normal PSF grant process. Action: Andy and Stéfan will 
    work with Ewa to come up with a better solution.

ii. We sorted all rankings and decided which projects should be 
    funded up to our 25K budget.

c. Bylaws Committee Report and Membership Discussion

i.  The bylaws have been updated. (Their review has been holding 
    up the formation of a NumFOCUS EU.)

ii.  The Board needs to ratify bylaws:

     a.  We will vote on the bylaws at the next board meeting.

     b.  We have the next two weeks to ask questions about the 
         bylaws over email.

iii.  We should form a standing bylaws committee to review any 
      potential amendments and maintaining consistency of the 
      bylaws. Katrina, James, and Sylvain will be involved.

 iv.  Right now we are forming a board-led organization rather 
      than a member-led organization.

d. SunPy NASA ROSES Grant Proposal

SunPy will be submitting a NASA ROSES Grant Proposal under 
NumFOCUS with Andy as a co-investigator.