22 March 2024

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”).

March 22, 2024

Attending: Sylvain Corlay, Rosie Pongracz, Katrina Riehl, Logan Kilpatrick, Larry Gray, James Powell

Executive Director: Leah Silen

Guest Advisor: Andy Terrel

Not attending:

Consent Agenda

  1. Katrina Riehl's Move to Advisory Council Member

    a. Vote approved 5-0-1

  2. CoC Working Group Charter - DRAFT - CoC WG Charter

    a. Vote approved 6-0-0

  3. Election Committee Charter - Amended Version Proposed by Committee

    a. Vote approved 6-0-0

Discussion Items

  1. Formation of the C6 - Part I

    a. Naming

    i.  Open Source Scientific Alliance (there is already an Open
        Science Alliance) - OSSA
    ii. [Open Source Science Alliance]{.mark}
    iii. Open Source Scientific Computing Alliance - OSSCA
    iv. Open Source Science Consortium - OSSC
    v.  Open Source Scientific Association - OSSA
    vi. ~~NumFOCUSv6~~

    b. Domains:

    i.  OpenSourceScience.org
    ii. openscience.org
    iii. https://osssf.org

    c. Logan will make a large list of available domains and such

    i.  Leading candidate is Open Source Science Alliance /
    ii. Pending an available domain
  2. Implementation of Technical and Administrative Boards

    a. Proposing 5 members on each board. The Bylaws will need to be amended

    b. Options

    i.  Technical Board as an Executive Committee under our Bylaws, or
    ii. Amend Bylaws to include a description and the responsibilities
        of each board
        1.  Should both boards share some responsibilities?