26 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 26th, 2024

Attending: Rosie Pongracz, Logan Kilpatrick, James Powell

Executive Director: Leah Silen

Observers: Katrina Riehl, Andy Terrel

Not attending: Sylvain Corlay, Larry Gray

Discussion Items

a. Draft Blog Post Regarding Project Jupyter Joining LF

b. Blog post series from the board

i.  **Who is the board, what does it do, why are we here? Why has
    the board historically been behind the scenes?**

    1.  Meeting minutes response

    2.  Bylaws amendment

    3.  What is a volunteer\'s role & responsibility within NF?

    4.  **First post will go live on Wed May 1st, 2024.**

ii. **Elections? What is the new board & management structure?**

    1.  Elections, why this matters, how can you contribute?

    2.  Term limits response; clarify timeline of bylaws; clarify
        timeline of board members entering/leaving.

    3.  **Go live on Wed May 15th, 2024.**

iii. **What do you get as a NumFOCUS project? What does your admin
     fee cover? (What do we provide that is not covered by admin
     fee?) What is the state of financial systems?**

     1.  EU formation response.

     2.  Why are we hiring someone to raise money directly for the

     3.  Quarterly town halls

     4.  **Go live on Wed May 22, 2024.**

iv. **What is the future of 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(6)? What is the
    deal with AI?**

    1.  (We need this ASAP)

    2.  Incl. Jupyter response

    3.  **Go live on Wed May 29, 2024.**

v.  **How do finances work at NumFOCUS? And why is it hard?**

    1.  Mir and co do a deep dive and give PII scrubbed examples

    2.  **Go live on Wed Jun 5, 2024.**

c. Motion to amend bylaws and add 6 year limit on Slack


a. NumFOCUS Dual-Governance Model