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PSF Meeting Minutes for May 20, 2015

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

May 20, 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 21:00 UTC, on May 20, 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 (07 of 11) were present at the meeting: Van Lindberg, Marc-Andre Lemburg, Lynn Root, Alex Gaynor, Selena Deckelmann, Nick Coghlan, and Brian Curtin (joined after PyOhio vote). Ewa Jodlowska (Secretary/Administrator) & Kurt Kaiser (Treasurer) were also in attendance.

2   Minutes of Past Meetings

The 28 April 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-May/030318.html as representing a true and accurate record of the May 5, 2015 meeting

Approved, 6-0-0.

3   Votes Taken Between Meetings

There were no votes taken between the May 5, 2015 and May 20, 2015 meetings.

4   Votes Taken Over Email

There were no email votes taken between the May 5, 2015 and May 20, 2015 meetings.

6   PyOhio Sponsorship

RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation sponsor PyOhio 2015 in the amount of $4,000

Approved, 6-0-0.

7   PyOhio Young Coders' Workshop

RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation grant $2,500 to the Young Coders' workshop happening at PyOhio 2015

Approved, 6-0-0.

8   Django Girls EuroPython

RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation grant 1,500 USD to the Django Girls EuroPython 2015 workshop happening in Bilbao, Spain on July 20, 2015

Approved, 7-0-0.

9   Django Girls Warsaw v2

RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation grant $1,000 USD to the second Django Girls Warsaw workshop happening May 24th

Approved, 7-0-0.

10   PyCon Singapore Sponsorship

RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation sponsor PyCon Singapore 2015 in the amount of 1000 SGD (~754 USD), which is their silver level sponsorship

Approved, 6-0-1.

11   2015 1st Qtr Community Service Award

RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation award Armin Stross-Radschinski and Jan Ulrich Hasecke the 1st Qtr 2015 PSF Community Service Award for their work on creating the PSF Python Brochure

Approved, 7-0-0.

12   Budget Timeline vs Fiscal Reporting Timeline

RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation amends the decision made on July 18, 2014 to adopt a budgetary year from July 1 to June 30, and continue with a fiscal reporting year running from January 1 to December 31

Approved, 7-0-0.

13   PSF-Community Mailing List

RESOLVED, that a new psf-community mailing be list, with public archives, open for all PSF member,including, in particular, all the basic members

Approved, 7-0-0.

14   Opening PSF Wiki

RESOLVED, that the PSF wiki be opened to all voting members

Approved, 7-0-0.

15   Making Use of Python Wiki

RESOLVED, that the PSF strive to put all public PSF information on the public Python wiki instead of in the PSF wiki

Approved, 7-0-0.

16   Other Business

  • RESOLVED, that the PSF acknowledge the creation of a PSF working group to help with efforts to establish a Python conference in Cuba was deferred until there is a charter in place.
  • The PSF Board discussed the Decision Making Process proposal and decided to defer it to the incoming board
  • The PSF Board discussed the proposal for the future of psf-members@ mailing list and decided to defer it to the incoming board
  • The board also discussed and voted on a new DSA award but the details will not be disclosed until the announcement is made to the winner.

17   Adjournment

Van Lindberg adjourned the meeting at 22:07 UTC.