PSF Meeting Minutes for Aug. 8, 2012
A regular meeting of the Python Software Foundation ("PSF") Board of Directors was held over Group Conference Call via phone and Internet Relay Chat beginning at 18:00 CEST/ 12:00 EDT, on August 8 2012. Van Lindberg presided over the meeting. Ewa Jodlowska prepared the minutes.
All votes are reported in the form "Y-N-A" (in favor=Y‚opposed=N‚abstentions=A; e.g. "5-1-2" means "5 in favor, 1 opposed, and 2 abstentions").
- 1 Attendance
- 2 Minutes of Past Meetings
- 3 Votes Taken Between Meetings
- 4 Votes Taken Over Email
- 5 Treasurer Report
- 6 Progress Reports
- 7 Earth Class Mail
- 8 PyCon PL 2012 Conference Grant
- 9 PyCon ZA 2012 Conference Grant
- 10 PyArkansas 2012 Conference Grant
- 11 PyCon 2013 Budget
- 12 Other Business
- 13 Adjournment
The following members of the Board of Directors (10 of ll) were present at the meeting: Van Lindberg, Marc-Andre Lemburg, Doug Napoleone, David Mertz, Jesse Noller, Jessica McKellar, Martin v. Löwis, Brian Curtain, Tim Peters, and Steve Holden . Also in attendance were Kurt Kaiser (Treasurer) and Ewa Jodlowska (Secretary/Administrator).
The board held a special meeting on 2012-07-25. Motions of the meeting are included in this minute report under Votes Taken Between Meetings
There were two votes taken between meetings.
RESOLVED, that the PSF agrees to the hire Ewa Jodlowska as Secretary based on the proposal sent by Ewa Jodlowska on July 20 (final revision) to the PSF Board. http://mail.python.org/mailman/private/psf-board-private/2012-July/000257.html
RESOLVED, that the PSF terminates the work relationship with Pat Campbell as PSF administrator and Secretary as soon as possible, but no later than 2012-07-30. The PSF will grant her a severance pay of 4 weeks at her last salary level in recognition for her services to the PSF, provided that she actively and promptly helps in returning all PSF items, including any physical and electronic PSF records she may have, back to the PSF. (This vote was taken by the PSF Board on IRC 2012-07-25 18:08:40)
There was one vote taken over email:
RESOLVED, that the PSF provide fiscal sponsorship for the "direct project" PyCarolinas. The PSF will collect targeted donations and reimburse properly receipted expenses on their behalf up to the level of the donations made to this project. This project must not represent that they are independent legal entities. (Already voted on via email)
Approved on 2012-08-01, 11-0-0.
Treasurer Reports will only be provided every second PSF Board Meeting of the month (August 22nd minutes will include reports).
Progress Reports will only be provided every second PSF Board Meeting of the month (August 22nd minutes will include reports).
RESOLVED, that the PSF engage Earth Class Mail to act as a contact address and letter/package reception point.
RESOLVED, that the PSF provide funding of USD 750 to sponsor the conference to be held in Poland.
RESOLVED, that the PSF become a Silver Sponsor $1,500 USD of the PyCon ZA Conference 2012, to be held in Cape Town South Africa.
RESOLVED, that the PSF provide conference grant funding of USD $825 to sponsor the PyArkansas Conference 2012, to be held in Conway, Arkansas US October 27th.
RESOLVED , that the PSF approves the budget proposed by Jesse Noller for PyCon 2013 as presented to the board, http://mail.python.org/mailman/private/psf-board/2012-August/018751.html.
The PSF Board has agreed to change the occurrence of the PSF Board Meetings. The Board will no longer meet once a month. The Board will now meet every two weeks.
Progress Reporting will continue to be discussed on the mailing list. The Board Members should submit ideas on how reporting can be changed for the better.
All communications with Pat Campbell will be handled in legal matter by Van Lindberg. An official letter will be sent to Pat Campbell reminding her of the termination offer the PSF has given her and it's expiration date.
- Lindberg adjourned the meeting at 17:00 CEST/ 13:00 EDT.