23 March 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”).

March 23, 2021


Board Members: Katrina Riehl, Andy Terrel, James Powell, Sylvain Corlay

Executive Director: Leah Silen

Not attending: Jane Herriman, Stefan van der Walt

Email/Github Voting:

Executive Director’s Report:

a. Annual Report:

b. Samina Trachier started this week as our new Events and Digital > Marketing Coord.

c. Walker has accepted a new position and will be leaving NF.


a. Donor Acceptance Policy - Approved 4-0-0

b. Huawei’s sponsorship - Accepted 4-0-0.

c. Elections -

i.  3 Open Positions

    1.  What procedure will we be following? Board internal
        > nomination and selection, community nominations, or
        > community recommendations

        a.  Community Recommendations - Information on the last
            > election process

        b.  Last year’s nomination form 

        c.  The need to have a diverse board and ensure we are
            > reaching out to underrepresented groups and projects
            > when seeking nominations or recommendations

        d.  “Name drop form” suggested by Sylvain

        e.  Leah will send out notice of Call for
            > Nominations/name-drop form for approval - Promote that
            > we are seeking nominations and include an explanation
            > or overview of the selection process the board will be
            > following including clarification of efforts to ensure
            > a diverse pool

        f.  Formalize term dates for individual board members

        g.  One month open call for nominations allowing a board
            > meeting to take place within that period