12 August 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”).

August 12, 2021


Board Members: James Powell, Stefan van der Walt, Rosie Pongracz, Katrina Riehl, Logan Kilpatrick

Executive Director: Leah Silen

Not attending: Sylvain Corlay

Email/Github Voting: N/A

Executive Director's Report: None

a. Q2 Financial Report

i.  Q2 Report 2021 Discussed

ii. Reviewed the Report Overview


a. Q3 2021 Sponsored Project Application Review

i.  Champion reports

    1.  Rosie - pysat

        a.  Rejected 0-5-0

    2.  Stéfan - CVXPY

        a. Discussed but no vote.

    3.  Logan - toqito

        a.  Rejected 0-5-0

    4.  Katrina - PGpi

        a.  Rejected 0-5-0

    5.  James - PyData/Sparse

        a.  Waiting for the signatory conversation.

We may need to review the existing projects, since many existing projects may not fulfill the requirements. Though we do not have one in place. Tabled this discussion for future meetings.

b. Filling our Open Board Seat

i.  Re-review Round 1 Top Nominees 

ii. Tabling this, will have to chat next week!