25 August 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”).
August 25, 2020
Board Members: Jane Herriman, James Powell, Katrina Riehl, Sylvain Corlay, Lorena Barba, Stéfan van der Walt, Andy Terrel
Executive Director: Leah Silen
Not attending: N/A
Email/Github Voting: Votes needed for June 30 minutes.
Executive Director’s Report:
A NumFOCUS fundraising task force is being created; so far resources (like lists of who to reach out to) are being consolidated to coordinate efforts.
a. Vote on Changeset Consulting joining as a Preferred Provider (Approved 7-0-0.)
b. Voting on New Project Applications
i. Sponsored Projects 1. Arviz: Approved 5-0-0. 2. SciML: Approved 4-0-0. 3. TARDIS: Approved 5-0-0. 4. Toqito: Rejected 0-5-0. ii. Affiliated Projects 1. Gridap: Conditionally approved 4-0-0. 2. Approach Zero: Rejected 0-5-0. 3. BrainFlow: Rejected 0-4-0 with invitation to reapply once they’ve better developed their community. 4. Bqplot: Approved 6-0-0. 5. PyCM: Rejected 0-5-0. (Single dev project, but welcome to reapply after greater community development) 6. STUMPY: Rejected 0-4-0 (Single dev project) 7. Pydeck: Rejected 0-5-0. 8. Ajv: Rejected 0-4-0. 9. Poliastro: Approved 5-0-0. 10. PyNUFFT: Rejected 0-4-0. 11. SSAL: Rejected 0-5-0. 12. BentoML: Rejected 0-4-0 but welcome to reapply (in \~1 year) with broader community support
c. Propose that we make it a rule that a project that is rejected cannot apply before a calendar year has passed. This might discourage projects that are not ready to rush their application.