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PSF Meeting Minutes for Jan. 21, 2015

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

January 21, 2015

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 14:00 UTC, on January 21, 2015. Van Lindberg presided over the meeting. Ewa Jodlowska took notes/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 (06 of 11) were present at the meeting: Van Lindberg, Marc-Andre Lemburg, Brian Curtin, Lynn Root, Nick Coghlan, and Kushal Das. Ewa Jodlowska (Secretary/Administrator) was also in attendance.

2   Minutes of Past Meetings

The 7 January 2015 Board meeting minutes were voted on and approved.

RESOLVED, that the PSF approve the minutes at https://mail.python.org/mailman/private/psf-board/2015-January/028074.html as representing a true and accurate record of the January 7, 2015 meeting.

Approved, 5–0-1.

3   Votes Taken Between Meetings

There were no votes taken between the January 7, 2015 and January 21, 2015 meetings.

4   Votes Taken Over Email

There were no email votes taken between the January 7, 2015 and January 21, 2015 meetings.

5   Reports

Reports will be included in the next board meeting.

6   Manuel Kaufmann O&E Efforts

RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation grant $3,000 to Manuel Kaufmann for outreach and education efforts in in cities from Argentina, Paraguay and Bolivia

Approved, 6-0-0.

7   FOSSASIA 2015 Sponsorship

RRESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation sponsor FOSSASIA 2015 in the amount of $2,000

Approved, 6-0-0.

8   PSF Joining the OIN Community

RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation sign the Open Invention Network (OIN) License Agreement and become a member of the OIN Community of Licensees.

Approved, 6-0-0.

9   "CXPhasing" Package

RESOLVED, the Python Software Foundation direct the PyPI administrators to remove the "CXPhasing" package from the PSF provided index.

Approved, 5-0-1.

10   Python in Astronomy Conference Sponsorship

RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation grant $550 to the Python in Astronomy conference happening at the Lorentz Center in Leiden from the 20 to 24th of April 2015

Approved, 6-0-0.

11   Other Business

  • The board discussed getting the PSF involved in a PyCon Canada invoicing situation from 1.5 years ago. The directors support the backing.
  • The board discussed the Australian export control legal matters.
  • The board discussed how to proceed with the claim from Phase Focus Limited of Sheffield.

12   Adjournment

Van Lindberg adjourned the meeting at 14:43 UTC.