1 Dec 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”).
December 1, 2020
Board Members: Jane Herriman, Katrina Riehl, Sylvain Corlay, Stefan van der Walt, James Powell
Executive Director: Leah Silen
Not attending: Andy Terrell
October 6 minutes approved 4-0-0.
Executive Director’s Report: No report.
a. SDG Committee Recommendations -
i. All projects recommended by the SDG will receive full funding requested except for two projects for which the board requested access to the original applications --- Approved 5-0-0. ii. More information needed from two project applicants. The board will make a decision after seeing the full applications.
b. New Project applications
i. Fiscally sponsored applications: 1. LFortran -- Approved 5-0-0. 2. NetworkX -- Approved 5-0-0. 3. Taskflow -- Approved 5-0-0 for **Affiliated** instead of fiscally sponsored, with written feedback from Leah. ii. Affiliated applications: 1. GeomScale -- Accepted 5-0-0. 2. Feature-engine -- Rejected 0-5-0. 3. Dstack.ai -- Rejected 0-5-0. 4. Requiring online voting: Gaphor, Renku, OpenKIM, MPF, Hypergol, and Sgkit.
c. Jobs Board
i. Stefan showed us/talked us through the job board ii. We need a bit more information fleshed out and documented before it goes live, so that Leah doesn’t get a bunch of questions
d. Project summit short workshops
We may stick with a hybrid model (online/in-person) moving forward.
e. New board member?
i. Lorena Barba has resigned from the NumFOCUS Board of Directors. ii. Rather than election cycle, we may want to form a recruitment committee to decide on a few good candidates for a replacement board member
f. Advertisement on NumFOCUS website