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PSF Meeting Minutes for 2013-04-26

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

April 26, 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 18:00 CEST/ 12:00 EDT, on April 26 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 (11 of ll) were present at the meeting: Van Lindberg, Marc-Andre Lemburg, Jesse Noller, Tim Peters, Brian Curtin, Doug Napoleone (joined after the Chair of PSF was voted on), David Mertz, Jessica McKellar, Brett Cannon, Alex Gaynor, Lynn Root. Also in attendance were Kurt Kaiser (Treasurer) and Ewa Jodlowska (Secretary/Administrator).

2   Minutes of Past Meetings

The 12 April 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/021719.html as representing a true and accurate record of the April 12, 2013 meeting.

Approved, 8-0-3.

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   Van Lindberg for PSF Chairman

RESOLVED, that Van Lindberg be appointed Chairman of the Python Software Foundation for the year 2013

Approved, 10-0-0.

7   Jesse Noller and Marc-Andre Lemberg for PSF Vice-Chairmen

RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation appoint two Vice Chairs for 2013, Jesse Noller and Marc-Andre Lemburg

Denied, 4-5-2.

8   Marc-Andre Lemburg for PSF Vice-Chairman

RESOLVED, that Marc-Andre Lemburg be appointed Vice Chair of the Python Software Foundation

Denied, 3-4-4.

9   Jesse Noller for PSF Vice-Chairman

RESOLVED, that Jesse Noller be appointed Vice Chair of the Python Software Foundation

Approved, 6-0-5.

10   Kiwi PyCon 2013 Sponsorship

RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation sponsor the Kiwi PyCon 2013 Conference in Auckland for the amount of $2,500 (Gold Sponsorship Level)

Approved, 11-0-0.

11   PyCon Canada 2013 Sponsorship

RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation sponsor the PyCon Canada 2013 Conference in Toronto for the amount of $3,000

Approved, 11-0-0.

12   Diana Clarke for PyCon 2013 Chair

RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation appoints Diana Clarke as the PyCon 2014/2015 Conference Chair

Approved, 11-0-0.

13   Robin Dunn for Q1 Community Service Award

RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation grant the 2013 Quarter One Community Service Award to Robin Dunn for being the principal maintainer of wxPython

Approved, 11-0-0.

14   Tim Golden for Q1 Community Service Award

RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation grant the 2013 Quarter One Community Service Award to Tim Golden for his work on supporting the Windows Management Interface in Python and supporting that code and Windows users generally on comp.lang.python

Approved, 11-0-0.

15   Other Business

  • Task assignments for new Board Members. Moved to mailing list.
  • Moving E-Vote to PSF controlled servers (Noah and Infrastructure Committee seem on-board here). Should we offer voting services via our hosting to other FLOSS organizations? (DQM opines +1). Moved to mailing list for further discussion.
  • Discuss implementing a formal procedures for members to present motions for Board consideration. Moved to mailing list for further discussion.

16   Adjournment

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