PSF Meeting Minutes for 2002-11-12
<center> <h3>The Python Software Foundation <br>Minutes of Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors </h3> </center>
<p>November 12, 2002.
<p>A regular meeting of the Python Software Foundation (the "PSF") Board of Directors was held over Internet Relay Chat at 10:09 pm PST. Guido van Rossum, president of the Foundation and chairman of the Board, presided at the meeting.
- <p> The following members of the Board of Directors were present at the
- meeting: David Ascher, Jeremy Hylton, Tim Peters, Guido van Rossum, Thomas Wouters. A quorum was present.
<h4>2. Meeting minutes of past IRC meetings.</h4>
- <p> Guido moves to approve the meeting minutes of October 8th. Motion
- passes unanimously.
<h4>3. Secretary/Treasurer's report</h4>
<p> Some tasks to be done:
<li> register python with BXA for crypto issues <li> put Delaware state taxes in the mail <li> cash AS membership check <li> send payment to Zope for legal representation (> $1000)
<p> Current status:
<li> Invoices sent to Strakt Holdings and Merfin LLC, $1000 each. <li> Current cash on hand in bank account is $11,963.52. <li> Rough net worth including accounts receivable is $14,500.
- <p> Jeremy asked when the PSF should expect Python Cookbook royalties.
- David said he would check with ActiveState accounting staff regarding the status of any royalty checks AS may have received.
- <p> Jeremy asked whether we should remind the sponsors that they can
- change the membership fee if they so wanted. There was general agreement that that would be the right thing to do.
<h4>4. IRS status report</h4>
<p> We haven't heard from them. Jeremy said he'd call them.
<h4>5. Conference status report</h4>
- <p> We received a contract for the space. Adam Turoff is mostly out of
- the loop. We have until Nov 14 (this Thursday) to sign it. The total costs for the space are $12975; 10% of that is due with the contract. This does not include catering, and it doesn't include all A/V equipment -- those things are extra. The contract requires us to get insurance for a million dollars before we are allowed in the space. Guido plans to talk to Shawn O'Donnell (Zope Corp's CFO) to see if we do this via Zope Corp's insurance.
- <p> Guido has asked the GWU representative some questions about the contract;
- she hasn't sent the replies yet (she's promised Guido an email). He's also received a helpful commentary on the contract from Tony Stanco, the lawyer who runs the Cyber Policy Institute at GWU; Adam Turoff has worked with him on other conferences in the same space; the CPI has made space available for local Python and Perl user groups. The only worrysome thing he saw was a phrase at the very end that appeared to suggest that Guido would be personally liable for the contract; he suggested to sign as "president of the PSF".
- <p> YAS (Kurt DeMaagd) will do registration and online payment for us, in
- return for a mention as a sponsor. They expect that the costs (bank fees on credit card transactions etc.) will be approximately 5%. They won't charge us extra above the actual costs.
- <p> Steve Holden is conference chair and will send out a conference
- announcement as soon as we've signed the contract. We've created mailing lists for the conference, and a handful of volunteers have signed up already. We plan to put the conference website up at www.python.org/pycon/.
- <p> The conference has a name. It's Python Programmers Conference,
- abbreviated as PyCon.
<h4>6. Contribution forms status report</h4>
<p> Nothing to report.
<h4>7. Python Support Committee status report </h4>
<p> Nothing to report.
- <p> There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 10:48
- PM PST.