6 April 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”).
April 6, 2021
Board Members: Katrina Riehl, Andy Terrel, James Powell, Sylvain Corlay, Jane Herriman, Stefan van der Walt
Executive Director: Leah Silen
Not attending: N/A
Executive Director’s Report: None
a. Donor Acceptance Policy Updates
i. Notably: accepting donations does NOT mean endorsement of the > donating organization/person.
b. Huawei’s sponsorship
c. Proposed Election Procedure and Timeline -
i. Soon after announcement, we’ll have a meeting with new and old > board members to better facilitate transition. (Late > June/early July) ii. This timeline is approved 5-0-0.
d. Proposal to add Creative Commons as an acceptable licensing > organization.
i. This is an organization we trust in the way of dealing with > scientific assets ii. If we turn this down, we can still make exceptions, but we don’t > accept CC0 by default. iii. Rejected 0-5-0: this means we don’t add Creative Commons as a > pre-approved license but we can still review licenses off this > list and consider exceptions.
e. CoC updates
i. Still trying to review CoC. We’ve gotten rejections on three > requests for consulting/review. ii. “Elastic” CoC has been proposed as an alternative. Leah will > look at this and update us.