9 Feb 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”).
February 9, 2021
Board Members: Katrina Riehl, Stefan van der Walt, Andy Terrel, James Powell, Sylvain Corlay
Executive Director: Leah Silen
Not attending: Jane Herriman
Executive Director’s Report: None
a. Small Development Grants Committee Charter Approval
i. Vote approved: 4/0/0
b. Champions needed for Q1 new project application review—Deadline: Feb. 28 (Board Meeting: Feb 23)
i. Sponsored - 1. Toqito - Stéfan van der Walt 2. WESTPA - James Powell ii. Affiliated - 1. Ersilia - James Powell 2. BrainFlow - Stéfan van der Walt
c. OpenKIM’s request for reassessment -
i. Their service/ethos doesn’t fit in the NF ecosystem. Minimal > software development, mostly a web platform. ii. Do we want to add a project appeal process? Projects could use > this option to reapply.
d. NumFOCUS Committee Charter Template - Discussion and approval (if time)
e. Affiliated Project Selection Committee Proposal