13 June 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”).

June 13, 2019


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

ED: Leah Silen

NumFOCUS staff: Terry Foor, Lynn Brubaker, Lisa Martin (attended the first part of the meeting)

Board Members not attending: Lorena Barba

Introduction of new Development Director - Terry Foor

Presentation of Rocket by our Financial Team - Lynn and Lisa

Approval of Minutes from last meeting: Approved 6-0-0

Resolutions Voted on by Email or Github: PySAL was approved as an Affiliated Project

Executive Director’s Report:

Our new sponsor QuantumBlack is our first sponsor out of Europe. They’ve
increased their sponsorship from Bronze to Gold.

Planning for the NumFOCUS Summit has started.

Leah and Terry are working together to review and flesh out a
development plan and set of organizational objectives for NumFOCUS.

Discussion Items:

a. Preferred Providers Agreement - Guidelines

We’ve decided to let some of the details, like pricing structure and
how to obtain/advertise project endorsement of preferred providers, be
fleshed out later. We approved these guidelines, 6-0-0.

b. Values

Board members can continue to provide feedback on the NumFOCUS values
for the website, which are currently being refined.

c. Signac Affiliated Status

Discussion of Signac spurred a few questions about Affiliated Status, 
for example: How far along and established should a project be in order 
to gain Affiliated Status? How open should the project be in order to 
gain Affiliated Status? Should we/do we have a process to cull our list 
of Affiliated projects to ensure that we only hold on to active projects? 
For example, perhaps we should drop projects that do not participate in 
an annual review. We approved Signac, 6-0-0, including a decision to encourage
Signac to expand their developer community and review their status in a year.

d. CZI fiscal sponsorship inquiries


i. Adopt Preferred Providers Agreement - Guidelines: Approved 6-0-0

ii. Adopt Signac as an Affiliated Project: Approved 6-0-0