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PSF Meeting Minutes for Nov. 21, 2012

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

November 21, 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 November 21 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

The following members of the Board of Directors (10 of ll) were present at the meeting: Van Lindberg, Marc-Andre Lemburg, Tim Peters, Brian Curtin, Jessica McKellar, Steve Holden, Andrew Kuchling, David Mertz, Jesse Noller, and Doug Napoleone (joined after Board voted on NLTK Funding to Mikjail Korobov). Also in attendance were Kurt Kaiser (Treasurer) and Ewa Jodlowska (Secretary/Administrator).

2   Minutes of Past Meetings

The November 7, 2012 Board meeting minutes were voted on and approved.

RESOLVED, that we approve the minutes at as representing a true and accurate record of the November 7, 2012 meeting.

Approved, 7-0-2.

3   Votes Taken Between Meetings

There were no votes taken between meetings.

4   Votes Taken Over Email

There were no votes taken over email.

7   NLTK Funding to Mikjail Korobov

RESOLVED, that the PSF provide grant funding of $1000 to Mikhail Korobov to assist in finalizing the port of NLTK to Python 3 under Steven Bird's mentorship, following the NLTK Python 3 porting plan located at:

Approved, 9-0-0.

8   Suggested Code of Conduct for Conferences

RESOLVED, that the PSF will encourage the creation and use of a Code of Conduct for Python conferences and similar events

Approved, 10-0-0.

9   Mandatory Code of Conduct for Conferences

RESOLVED, that the PSF will only sponsor conferences that have or agree to create and publish a Code of Conduct/Anti Harassment guide for their conference. A basic template to work from has been generated by the Ada Initiative at

Approved, 9-0-1.

10   Other Business

  • It was discussed and approved (without vote) that PyCon 2013's Financial Budget will be increased from $45,000 to $80,000.

11   Adjournment

Van Lindberg adjourned the meeting at 19:00 CEST/ 13:00 EDT.