PSF Meeting Minutes for Jan. 14, 2003

<center> <h3>The Python Software Foundation <br>Minutes of Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors </h3> </center>

<p>January 14, 2003.

<p>A regular meeting of the Python Software Foundation (the "PSF") Board of Directors was held over Internet Relay Chat at 13:08 EST. Guido van Rossum, president of the Foundation and chairman of the Board, presided at the meeting.

<h4>1. Attendance</h4>

<p>The following members of the Board of Directors were present at the meeting: Jeremy Hylton, Tim Peters, Guido van Rossum, Thomas Wouters, Marc-Andre Lemburg, Martin von Loewis, David Ascher. A quorum was present. Steve Holden, chair of the PyCon, was also present to give a report.

<h4>2. Meeting minutes of past IRC meetings.</h4>

<p>Guido moved to approve the meeting minutes of December 10th. Motion passes with 1 abstention and 6 ayes.

<h4>3. Secretary/Treasurer's report</h4>

<p>We're still having a hard time getting the funds from AB Strakt because of international banking transfer issues.

<p>Notices about upcoming members meetings at PyCon and OSCON will be sent through email, as postal mail takes too long to reach non-US members (motion approved 7/0/0).

<h4>4. Report from Marc Andre Lemburg on the PSC</h4>

<p>Nothing to report. MAL plans to setup a web page explaining check donations.

<h4>5. Report from Marc Andre Lemburg on the forms committee</h4>

<p>Marc Andre sent questions to Chris Rourk. Nothing else to report.

<h4>6. Jeremy's lack of time to act as Treasurer/Secretary.</h4>

<p>Jeremy Hylton has expressed that he doesn't have the time to continue as Secretary/Treasurer. The board is sorry to hear it but understands it. Jeremy will ask on the PSF-members list for a volunteer to take over his duties.

<h4>7. PyCon conference status</h4>

<p>Steve Holden reported that there were 27 submissions at this point, most credible. There is a lack of "buzz" around PyCon planning.

<p>There was general agreement that the price structure should be:

<ul>

<li>$150 for early bird registration (at least 4 weeks before the conference)

<li>$200 for regular registration (up to 1 day before the conference)

<li>$250 for on-site registration

</ul>

<p>Steve Holden was glad to learn that the PSF has some reserves, so that a slight loss would be ok.

<h4>8. Adjournment</h4>

<p>There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 14:06 EST.

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