17 October 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”).

October 17, 2019


Board Members: Lorena Barba, James Powell, Andy Terrel, Katrina Riehl, Sylvain Corlay, Jane Herriman (10:45 PST).

ED: Leah Silen

Not attending: Stéfan

Approval of Minutes from last meeting: Not yet approved: 3-0-0

Resolutions Voted on by Email, Github or additional meetings:

Q3 Financial Report:

Executive Director’s Report:

We now have a set of case studies published on the website, thanks to some great work from Gina. These include the use of NF tools in first-time imaging of a black hole, curing disease, and ethics in AI/ML.

Discussion Items:

a. Tabled from last meeting - Project Status Criteria for Affiliated and Sponsored Projects

b. New Affiliated Project Application - ObsPy: Stéfan is the champion (Tabled until next meeting)

c. New Application for Affiliated Project Status

i.  [*GeoPandas*]

ii. Champion - Katrina will champion.

    -   (Sylvain) Question: how do we communicate about subprojects of large
         projects such as jupyter (jupyterlab, jupyterhub, binder).

    -   (Sylvain) Should we consider GeoPandas as part of pandas?

a. Retiring Inactive Affiliated Projects: Stéfan (Tabled for next meeting)

b. Twitter policies

 Recent tweets may have left NumFOCUS’s relationship to Anaconda
 ambiguous. We discussed being more mindful of how NF communications
 may impact public perception of this relationship.