08 September 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”).
September 8, 2021
Board Members: James Powell, Stefan van der Walt, Rosie Pongracz, Katrina Riehl, Logan Kilpatrick, Sylvain Corlay
Executive Director: Leah Silen
Email/Github Voting: N/A
Executive Director’s Report: Reviewed
a. Sponsored Project Applications
i. Vote(s) needed on: 1. PyData Sparse - (James) a. Sylvain suggested that we try to bundle this project in with some > of the other Scientific Python projects since this project is a > component of the ecosystem rather than a fully stand alone project > (similar to Jupyter's sub-project approach). b. Stefan will chat with Ralf c. Leah will update applicants that there will be a slight delay.
b. Electing our 7th Board Member (tabled from last meeting)
i. Reviewed 2021 Board Election Process ii. Reviewed Round 1 Top Nominees iii. The plan is to solicit nominations from the board internally, > and not do an open call. Deadline to seat the next member is > the end of 2021. iv. We will have a brainstorming session to figure out the different > aspects we are looking for in the next board member.
c. Approval of Requested Edit to Committee Charter Template
i. Passed 5-0-0, allows Committee's to modify their charter without > board approval as long as it does not change the mission of > the committee.