PSF Meeting Minutes for 2010-08-16

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

August 16, 2010

A regular meeting of the Python Software Foundation ("PSF") Board of Directors was held over Internet Relay Chat beginning at 16:09 UTC, 16 August 2010. Steve Holden presided at the meeting. Pat Campbell prepared the minutes.

All votes are reported in the form "Y-N-A" (in favor — opposed — abstentions; e.g. "5-1-2" means "5 in favor, 1 opposed, and 2 abstentions").

1   Attendance

The following members of the Board of Directors were present at the meeting: Steve Holden, Marc-Andre Lemburg, David Mertz, Doug Napoleone, Jesse Noller, Tim Peters, Jeff Rush, Greg Stein, James Tauber, Also in attendance were Kurt Kaiser (Treasurer), and Pat Campbell (Secretary & Administrator).

2   Minutes of Past Meetings

The 26 July 2010 Board meeting minutes were voted on and approved.

Approved, 8-0-1.

3   Votes Taken Between Meetings

There was one vote taken since the last Board meeting on 26 July 2010.

4   Funding of PyTexas 2010

The original Motion from J. Rush was amended:

RESOLVED, that the PSF support PyTexas 2010 with a grant of $750.

Approved, 12-0-1.

5   Treasurer Report

The monthly Treasurer's Report was provided to Board members by K. Kaiser prior to the Board meeting. There were only a few changes in the PSF's financial position since the last Treasurer's Report a month ago.

6   Progress Report

D. Napoleone will provide an email report to the board on the new PyCon software.

The board also discussed and recommended that all reports (committee reports, project reports, etc.) be submitted to the board mailing list at least one week before the monthly board meeting.

7   Fund PyCon PL 2010

The board discussed funding of PyCon PL 2010 and agreed to provide a USD 750 grant to conference organizers to aid with conference needs.

RESOLVED, that the PSF offers a USD 750 grant to the organizers of the PyCon PL 2010 conference.

Approved, 8-0-1.

8   Employee Healthcare

The original Motion from S. Holden was amended:

RESOLVED, that subject to the President's approval the PSF will increase the administrator's reimbursement by USD 400 per month.

Approved, 9-0-0.

9   New Sponsor Membership Application

The board recommended Werbeagentur Berlin - Eventelligence ltd. as a new pending sponsor member of the PSF. The new member recommendation will be voted on at the next members' meeting.

RESOLVED, that the board recommends Werbeagentur Berlin - Eventelligence ltd. as a pending sponsor member.

Approved, 9-0-0.

10   Fund Static PyPI Mirror on Amazon Cloudfront

RESOLVED, that the PSF will direct an initial $500 towards exploring the feasability of a static PyPI (http://pypi.python.org/) mirror on a cloud delivery network (CDN), setup as outlined in the proposal http://mail.python.org/mailman/private/psf-board/2010-August/013056.html. Anticipated ongoing costs will be $1944/year, subject to approval in subsequent Board motions.

Approved, 9-0-0.

11   Other Business

No other business reported on at this board meeting.

12   Adjournment

S. Holden adjourned the meeting at 17:02 UTC.

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