21 October 2022

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”).

October 21, 2022

Attending: Rosie Pongracz, Katrina Riehl, Logan Kilpatrick, Larry Gray, Sylvain Corlay, Stéfan van der Walt

Executive Director: Leah Silen

Not attending: James Powell

Discussion Items:

a. Spyder Move from an Affiliated to a Sponsored Project

i.  Motion to approve by Katrina, seconded by Stefan, vote approved
    > 5-0-0

b. WorldWide Telescope

i.  More of an application with user submitted data, less developer
    > contributors but a few hundred users

ii. Board previously modified the project criteria to allow
    > platforms

iii. Motion to approve by Katrina, seconded by Sylvain, vote
     > approved 5-1-0

iv. Stefan will review the video recording and add comments tomorrow

c. Approval on board meeting minutes:

i.  Waiting on one other approval

d. Update on Noa and Larry's onboarding process

i. Laura will not be joining the board as she took another board
    > role

e. John Hunter Fellowship Follow Up

f. Vision for Organizational Growth

i.  Stefan's Letter 

ii. At the next meeting, the board will begin reviewing services

iii. Current values:

     1.  Inclusivity: Commitment to diversity and a welcoming,
         > friendly community.

     2.  Transparency: Open access creates a collaborative community
         > in which the best ideas can come forward.

     3.  Curiosity: Passion for learning and commitment to
         > scientific inquiry.

     4.  Collaboration: The best ideas come from a diverse group of
         > individuals working together.