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PSF Meeting Minutes for Aug. 12, 2003

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

<p>August 12, 2003

<p>A regular meeting of the Python Software Foundation (the "PSF") Board of Directors was held over Internet Relay Chat at 10:00 PDT. 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: Thomas Wouters, David Ascher, Guido van Rossum, Marc-Andre Lemburg, Tim Peters, Jeremy Hylton. A quorum was present. Neal Norwitz also participated in the meeting.

<h4>2. transfer</h4>

<p>Pursuant to a contract signed between CNRI and Guido van Rossum, transfer of the domain name will be made from CNRI to the PSF. The board agreed to transfer the hosting to XS4ALL and Thomas Wouters volunteered to execute that transfer. No transfer of registrar is planned for the short term. It was agreed that we should pay 5 years in advance to avoid lapsing.

<h4>3. Conference budget approval</h4>

<p>Steve Holden not being present and no figures being available at the time of the meeting, the conference budget was not discussed or approved.

<h4>4. Archaeopteryx Member Status</h4>

<p>Archaeopteryx is a sponsor member with past dues. As such, Archaeopteryx' membership rights are suspended as per the bylaws. The transition from sponsor member to emeritus member can be done either voluntarily at the member's request or by a two thirds vote of the membership. Thus, it was

<blockquote> RESOLVED, that the treasurer contact Archaeopteryx and suggest that they either pay their sponsorship fee or volunteer to become emeritus members. </blockquote>

<p>Motion approved unanimously.

<h4>5. Press Releases</h4>

<p>Stephan Deibel has in the past paid for press releases for Python releases out of pocket. The board felt that there was some value to the press releases and that they are part of the PSF's mission. Thus, it was

<blockquote> RESOLVED, that the PSF approves a $500/year budget for the Public Support Committee to pay for distribution of press releases. </blockquote>

<p>Motion approved with 4 ayes, 0 nos and 2 abstentions.

<h4>6. Website Executive Committee</h4>

<p>It was

<blockquote> RESOLVED, That a Project Management Committee, designated Python Website Committee, be formed to be responsible for the content and management of the Python Website (, that its initial members be Thomas Wouters, Kevin Altis, Just van Rossum, Aahz and Fred L. Drake Jr., that it follows rules analog to those set for in the PSF bylaws for the PSF board with respect to voting and meetings, and that Thomas Wouters will be its initial chairman. </blockquote>

<p>Motion approved unanimously.

<h4>7. Treasurer report</h4>

<p>The treasurer report was deferred to email discussions.

<h4>8. Adjournment</h4>

<p>There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 11:00 PDT.