30 January 2023
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”).
January 30, 2023
Attending: Larry Gray, Logan Kilpatrick, James Powell, Katrina Riehl, Rosie Pongracz, Noa Tamir,
Executive Director: Leah Silen
Not attending: Stéfan van der Walt, Sylvain Corlay
Actual vs. Projected 2022 Budget: (Reviewed at last meeting)
a. sktime follow-up from Katrina
i. Goal was to get people into a room for mediation, people have > been removed via the CoC committee which only has 1 person on > it. ii. Possibility of creating a project advisory or conflict > resolution committee to help manage these types of situations > in the future iii. Board votes to drop Sktime as an affiliate project on > recommendation of Katrina Riehl & Leah Silen, due to a > pattern of unkind behavior. Vote motioned by James, seconded > by Logan, vote approved 6-0-0 iv. Vote to reject the Sktime fiscal sponsorship application, vote > approve the motion to reject passed 6-0-0 v. Next steps: Katrina will put together a letter for Sktime > leadership that lets them know Sktime is no longer an > affiliated project. vi. NumFOCUS will put together a small blog post announcing this > change with details on why we did this. vii. We will also update the website: 1. Guidance for forking NumFOCUS projects 2. Awareness of ongoing review of NumFOCUS project status
b. Theano - Updating status on the website
i. Board votes to remove https://github.com/Theano/Theano > from the affiliate project list given the project is no longer > maintained and moved to PyMC. Vote to remove affiliate status > approve 6-0-0
c. 2023 Budget - preliminary discussion points
i. 2023 budget for board approval on Feb 13
d. Board retreat?