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

Not attending:

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.