07 June 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”).

June 07, 2023

Attending: Larry Gray, Logan Kilpatrick, Rosie Pongracz, Katrina Riehl, Noa Tamir, Sylvain Corlay

Executive Director: Leah Silen

Not attending: James Powell, Stéfan van der Walt

Discussion Items:

  1. Summit Dates:

    a. Project preference: Sept - (10 votes) Oct - (2 votes)

    b. Board: Sept (5 votes) Oct - (1 vote)

    i.  Decision is to go with September for the Unconference and
        project summit.
    ii. Dates: Sept 9-10 (Unconference), Sept 11-13 (summit), Sept
        14-16 (PyData Amsterdam)
    iii. Sept 11th is open work project collaboration day / travel
    iv. NF will book a hotel block for the summit
  2. Affiliated Project Selection Committee Q2 Report - Quarterly Report 2-2023 - NumFOCUS

    a. Committee is rejecting a lot of projects that are 1 or 2 contributor led (small contributor team)

    i.  Historically, the board approved these, the APSC has been
        rejecting them

    b. We need more guidance on CLA's

    i.  Can we get OSI to create an OSI approved CLA guidance.
  3. Motion to remove libdynd as affiliated project, motioned by Sylvain, seconded by Katrina, vote approved 6-0-0

  4. AWS 10K Sponsorship - $10,000 from the AWS Free and Open Source Software Fund (AWS FOSS Fund).

    a. The AWS FOSS Fund receives nominations from AWS employees and grants a one-time sponsorship through GitHub Sponsors to winners to express their appreciation.

  5. Strategic Planning Session Next Steps

  6. Approve board meeting minutes