PSF Meeting Minutes for Feb. 25, 2006

The Python Software Foundation
Minutes of a Special Meeting of the Board of Directors

February 25, 2006

A special meeting of the Python Software Foundation ("PSF") Board of Directors was held at PyCon in Dallas at 12:15 CST (18:15 UTC), 25 February 2006. Stephan Deibel presided at the meeting.

1   Attendance

The following members of the Board of Directors were present at the meeting: Stephan Deibel, Martin von Löwis, Andrew Kuchling, Tim Peters, David Goodger, Brett Cannon, Steve Holden, and David Ascher. Also in attendance were Neal Norwitz, and Jeremy Hylton. M. v. Löwis and D. Goodger prepared these minutes.

2   Election of Officers

Guido van Rossum was re-elected as the President of the Foundation, with 8 votes in favour. Stephan Deibel was re-elected as the Chairman, with 7 votes in favour, and 1 abstention. David Goodger was elected as the Secretary, with 7 votes in favour, and 1 abstention. Kurt Kaiser was re-elected as the Treasurer, with 8 votes in favour. Neal Norwitz was re-elected as the Assistant Treasurer, with 8 votes in favour. Jeremy Hylton was elected as Assistant Secretary, with 8 votes in favour.

David Ascher, Martin v. Löwis, Andrew Kuchling, and Brett Cannon were elected as Vice Presidents, and David Ascher as Executive Vice President, each with 8 votes in favour.

3   Changes to Committees

Brett Cannon was appointed as the chairman of the Infrastructure Committee, with 8 votes in favour.

4   Other Business

David Ascher proposed to register PyCon as a trademark for the PSF; he will contact Milind Shaw about that.

Steve Holden will contact Brian Fitzpatrick, VP of public relations for the Apache Software Foundation.

David Goodger will create a calendar of recurring PSF business events to remember.

Martin v. Löwis will update the list of email addresses of PSF members.

Stephan Deibel will approach the sponsor members about potential changes to sponsorship fees, such as the introduction of sponsorship levels.

5   Adjournment

S. Deibel adjourned the meeting at 13:30 CST (19:30 UTC).

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