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

Not attending:

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.