05 April 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”).

April 5, 2024

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

Executive Director: Leah Silen

Not attending:

Consent Agenda:

For Review

  1. NumFOCUS Dual-Board Model


  1. Election Committee Proposed Timeline

    • Solicit nominations for board members (April 8th, Monday)

    • Close nominations and review (April 21st, Sunday) (two weeks)

    • Share results with the current board, and get their input for a final slate of nominees (April 22-25th Monday-Thursday)

    • Send out applications to nominees (April 26th Friday)

    • Application deadline (May 4th Saturday) (one week-ish)

    • Election starts (May 8th Wednesday) (four days to process applications)

    • Publicize election, build up good participation among voters

    • Close election and review results (May 24th) (two-ish weeks)

    • Share with board

    • Publish results (May 29th, Wednesday)

    • It is expected that we'll end up pushing back one of these phases and actually land with a result on the first week of June.

    • Leah will send board feedback to the election committee.

  2. Board Weekly Updates

Discussion Items

Elections for President

a. Sylvain: Logan

b. Katrina: Larry

c. Rosie: Logan

d. James: Logan

e. Logan will serve in the new President role

  1. Dual-Board Implementation, Responsibilities, and Bylaws Amendment(s)

    a. NumFOCUS Dual-Board Model

  2. Update on Domains for the Open Source Science Alliance

    a. Logan will send the board a report with options this weekend