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.