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PSF Meeting Minutes for 2014-03-14

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

March 14, 2014

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 CET/ 12:00 EDT, on March 14, 2014. Van Lindberg & Jesse Noller 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 11) were present at the meeting: Van Lindberg (left the meeting after the CSA voting), Tim Peters, Brian Curtin, Jessica McKellar, Alex Gaynor, Brett Cannon, Marc-Andre Lemburg, David Mertz, Lynn Root, and Jesse Noller (joined after CSA voting). Also in attendance were Ewa Jodlowska (Secretary/Administrator) and Kurt Kaiser (Treasurer).

2   Minutes of Past Meetings

The 28 February 2014 Board meeting minutes were voted on and approved.

RESOLVED, that the PSF approve the minutes at https://mail.python.org/mailman/private/psf-board/2014-March/024717.html as representing a true and accurate record of the February 28, 2014 meeting.

Approved, 8-0-2.

3   Votes Taken Between Meetings

There were no votes taken between meetings.

4   Votes Taken Over Email

There were no votes taken over email.

6   Other Business

  • Two Community Service Awards were voted on. They will be announced at PyCon 2014.
  • The board has decided to table the grant request from Toran Billups: RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation grant $400 to Toran Billups for the Introduction to Python workshop happening in Bondurant, IA at the Anderson Elementary School. David M. will reach out to Toran to see if revised grant will be suitable and if other sponsors have been sought.
  • The board has decided to table the grant request from PyConUK: RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation grant £4200 (approximately $7000 USD) to PyConUK to cover the costs for 20 teachers to attend PyConUK. David M. will be reaching out to the organizers to see if they will be sending in a general conference grant.

7   Adjournment

Jesse Noller adjourned the meeting at 17:44 CET/ 12:44 EDT.