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

Email/Github Voting:

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.