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

Email/Github Voting:

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