16 May 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”).
May 16, 2019
Board Members: James Powell, Jane Herriman, Lorena Barba, Katrina Riehl, Andy Terrel, Stéfan van der Walt, Sylvain Corlay
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: Shogun Grant Proposal – Approved 5-0-0
Executive Director’s Report: No additional information added since last week’s report.
Changes to the bylaws include clarifications of and minor changes to Board voting procedures. For example, most resolutions can henceforth be approved with a simple majority of the Board (whereas previously, the number of Board members needed to approve a resolution was hard-coded in the bylaws). We discussed the possibility of defining “open source” as holding an OSI-approved license. For now, the Board deems this specification unnecessary and has ratified the updated Bylaws.
b. Preferred Solutions Provider Agreement Draft
NumFOCUS has drafted a “Preferred Solutions Provider Agreement” wherein NumFOCUS would refer potential clients to preferred solutions providers, who would then pay NumFOCUS 10% of gross revenue resulting from a successful referral. We discussed how we should define “Preferred Solution Providers”; for example, by requiring an endorsement from one or more projects for that solution provider. Stéfan will create a draft of a document outlining what it means to be a Preferred Solution Provider, with help from Sylvain and Andy.
c. NASA Possible Funding Opportunities - Lorena
Possibilities include funding a sprint for projects that are especially of interest to NASA, which would help potentially attract new contributors to those projects.
a. Ratification of NumFOCUS proposed bylaws: Approved
b. Shogun grant proposal: Approved 5-0-0