04 November 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”).
November 04, 2021
Board Members: Stefan van der Walt, Rosie Pongracz, James Powell,
Katrina Riehl, Logan Kilpatrick, Sylvain Corlay
Executive Director: Leah Silen
Email/Github Voting: N/A
Executive Director’s Report: Reviewed Q3 Report 2021 (PyData Global outcome)
a. Advisory Council meeting recap
i. Upcoming NF supporter summit, > invite corporate sponsors ii. Question of doing an ad campaign for the year end fundraiser iii. General discussion on the EOD fundraiser iv. Reviewed NumFOCUS Year-End Fundraiser Prospectus > 2021 v. Asking for companies to give testimonials on LinkedIn
b. Strategic Planning Session -
i. Reading Assignment: Required reading: 1. First Things First: Introduction, chapters 1, 2, 7 (92-108), > 9, 10 (132-142), and 11. About 50 pages. 2. Cloudburst: Introduction, chapters 1-7, chapters 29, 30, 31, > 35, 36. About 45 pages.
c. Scikit-learn Update
i. No official response yet to Stefan's email to the Scikit-learn > team. ii. Next step, setup a call with Scikit-learn team and NF.
d. Proposal to Join OSI as an Affiliated Organization
i. Vote approved 6-0-0 ii. We will apply to join and donate the proposed \$250
e. Adding a Copyright Policy to the Website
i. Reviewed NumFOCUS Copyright Policy Proposed Draft ii. Board is okay with pushing this forward once the outstanding > comments are addressed.
f. GPL 3 - Discussion on a policy for projects regarding versions and > dependencies. Do we want to provide guidance on these license > situations?
i. Potential next step would be to create a FAQ on this to reduce > traffic on these questions.
g. Jupyter Events Mgr. Jupyter Events Manager - Hiring post
i. Funded via Jupyter project funds (from corporate donations)
h. Annual Conflict of Interest statements will be sent out today for > signatures.