12 Jan 2021
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”).
January 12, 2020
Board Members: Jane Herriman, Katrina Riehl, Stefan van der Walt, Andy Terrel
Executive Director: Leah Silen
Not attending: Sylvain Corlay, James Powell
Still awaiting votes for Nov. 3, Nov. 17, Dec. 1, and Dec. 15 minutes.
a. SDG Off-Cycle funding request from mlpack
Executive Director’s Report:
The EOY campaign raised a total of $71,679 from 475 donors, and we received another $75K in matching from Tesco, Aetna/CVS, and Google.
Coiled became a NF silver sponsor.
We need more information on Anaconda’s Dividend Program to better understand the information they will want from us.
a. SDG Review Process Moving Forward - Proposal (formerly tabled)
i. The major change in the new proposal is that the Board would select program managers to approve/reject the recommendations of the SDG committee rather than directly approving/rejecting the recommendations. ii. Approved 4-0-0.
b. Affiliated Project Selection Process (formerly tabled)
i. Andy and Leah will draft a proposal outlining the formation of a committee that will process new affiliated project applications. ii. The idea is to form a committee of NF community members, who will be well acquainted with NF projects, checking source code and licensing on Github, etc.
c. New Board Member Election (formerly tabled)
i. We currently have one seat open on the NF (to be “NF Global”) Board. Should we better establish the European NF Board before trying to fill a seat on the Global Board? ii. We had a discussion about the diversity of the European NF board.
d. Proposal to use the remaining SDG off-cycle balance of $6,125 to fund consulting and recommendations by Data Umbrella (Reshama Shaikh’s company) on our CoC and enforcement policies.
i. Approved 4-0-0.