18 May 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”).
May 18, 2021
Board Members: Katrina Riehl, Andy Terrel, Jane Herriman, Stefan van der Walt
Executive Director: Leah Silen
Not attending: James Powell (joining late), Sylvain Corlay
Email/Github Voting: April 6 minutes – Approved 4-0-0.
Executive Director’s Report: N/A
a. Huawei update from Advisory Council
b. SciPy Virtual Conference Sponsorship: Gold $3K, Silver $1,500
i. Previously sponsored $6K for in person conferences. ii. We have money budgeted for diversity sponsorships/scholarships. iii. Moving forward with Gold sponsorship.
c. Nibabel’s Grantor/Grantee Proposal and Application Review:
i. Nibabel’s relationship to Nipy is unclear: are they a subproject of NiPy (in which case we should be sponsoring NiPy, not Nibabel) or are they an independent project (in which case their Github structuring is potentially misleading). ii. Stefan will reach out to Nibabel to clarify whether they are an independent project. iii. If they are independent of Nipy, we vote to accept -- 4-0-0. iv. If they are part of NiPy, we need an app with info on NiPy’s governance/roadmap/etc, and will conduct vote by email.
d. Nominees for board elections:
i. We received round of responses and have until June 1 to cut down applicant list to those we wish to invite to apply (not a fixed number yet). iv. Before the next meeting all Board members (and Leah) will advocate (via write up) for three candidates. We will review at next meeting and decide who we’ll contact for more info.