11 Feb 2020
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”).
February 11, 2020
Board Members: James Powell, Jane Herriman, Katrina Riehl, Andy Terrel, Stéfan van der Walt
ED: Leah Silen
Not attending: Sylvain Corlay, Lorena Barba
Email/Github Voting: N/A
Executive Director’s Report: No report for this meeting
a. Annual Report was posted.
b. Highlights from the advisory council meeting – The council was happy with the annual report and had ideas for how to boost corporate funding.
a. Voting on Proposed 2020 Budget - Approved (5-0-0)
i. Small development grants increased to \$150K from \$85K in 2019. ii. Conservative estimates are given for some income sources such as potential grants and Jupytercon.
b. Off-cycle SDG Proposal from FEniCS: Approved (5-0-0)
i. We have funded this for the past 3 years but it isn’t included in the budget under scholarships ii. 2400 USD requested would come from 15K USD reserved for off-cycle SDG funds iii. Funds would enable attendees to get to contributor sprint.
c. Inactive Affiliated projects
Need to add the criteria used for determining inactivity to the website.
c. New Project Applications
i. CB-Geo MPM ii. Scikit-learn Decided to ask them to make governance model for funding decisions more explicit (to us/on their website). iii. Lifelines Deferred voting, with intent to reach out to applicant about developer base and intent to grow. We have concerns about openness, given it is primarily developed by one persion. iv. All other projects have champions.