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PSF Meeting Minutes for 2013-04-12

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

April 12, 2013

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 17:00 CEST/ 12:00 EDT, on April 12 2013. 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, Jesse Noller, Steve Holden (joined after minutes were voted on), Tim Peters, Brian Curtin, Doug Napoleone, David Mertz, Jessica McKellar, and Andrew Kuchling. Also in attendance were Kurt Kaiser (Treasurer) and Ewa Jodlowska (Secretary/Administrator).

2   Minutes of Past Meetings

The 29 March 2013 Board meeting minutes were voted on and approved.

RESOLVED: that the PSF approve the minutes at http://mail.python.org/mailman/private/psf-board/2013-April/021575.html as representing a true and accurate record of the March 29, 2013 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.

5   Reports

Reports are delivered every two weeks. The next reports will be delivered May 10, 2013.

6   Voiding April 2013 Election

RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation members election held from April 2-19 2013 be declared void based on the reasons stated in http://mail.python.org/mailman/private/psf-members/2013-April/011810.html and http://mail.python.org/mailman/private/psf-members/2013-April/011812.html

Denied, 0-10-0.

7   Sponsoring SciPy 2013 Conference in Austin, TX

RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation sponsor the SciPy 2013 Conference in Austin, TX for the amount of $3,000

Approved, 9-0-1.

8   OpenHatch/Asheesh Laroia Outreach Grant

RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation grant $5,000 to OpenHatch (primarily to Asheesh Laroia) for reaching out to, consulting with, encouraging communication among, and collecting data from Python User Groups, with oversight and milestones to be overssen by the Outreach and Education Committee

Approved, 10-0-0.

9   Grant for Code Speed Web Codebase Rewrite

RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation grant $10,000 to Information Logistics and Maciej Fijałkowski to rewrite the current codebase for Code Speed Web to gain better extensibility, test coverage and a better UI based on the revised grant sent April 5, 2013

Approved, 8-1-1.

10   Other Business

  • Discuss implementing a formal procedures for members to present motions for Board consideration. This was brought up and decided that the new board would be in charge of overseeing the creation of the procedures.

11   Adjournment

Van Lindberg adjourned the meeting at 18:40 CEST/ 12:40 EDT.