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PSF Meeting Minutes for 2015-06-08

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

June 08, 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 June 8, 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 (10 of 11) were present at the meeting: Van Lindberg, Marc-Andre Lemburg, Lynn Root, Alex Gaynor, Nick Coghlan, Diana Clarke, Naomi Ceder, Carol Willing, Ashwini Oruganti, and Anna Ossowski. Ewa Jodlowska (Secretary/Administrator) & Kurt Kaiser (Treasurer) were also in attendance.

2   Minutes of Past Meetings

The 20 May 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/030387.html as representing a true and accurate record of the May 20, 2015 meeting.

Approved, 5–0-5.

3   Votes Taken Between Meetings

There were no votes taken between the May 20, 2015 and June 08, 2015 meetings.

4   Votes Taken Over Email

There were no email votes taken between the May 20, 2015 and June 08, 2015 meetings.

6   PSF Chair for 2015/16 Term

RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation appoint Van Lindberg as Chair for the 2015/16 term

Approved, 9-0-1.

7   PSF Vice Chair Elect for 2015/16 Term

RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation appoint Lynn Root as Vice Chair/Chair-elect for the 2015/16 term

Approved, 8-0-2.

8   PSF Vice Chair for 2015/16 Term

RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation appoint Naomi Ceder as Vice Chair for the 2015/16 term

Approved, 9-0-1.

9   PyCon 2016 Conference Chair

RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation appoint Brandon Rhodes as Conference Chair for PyCon 2016

Approved, 10-0-0.

10   PSF Secretary/Event Coordinator & Treasurer

RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation appoint Ewa Jodlowska as PSF Secretary/Event Coordinator and Kurt B. Kaiser as PSF Treasurer for the 2015/16 term

Approved, 10-0-0.

11   PyCon MY 2015 Sponsorship

RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation sponsor PyCon MY 2015 in the amount of $700 USD, which corresponds with their Gold Level sponsorship

Approved, 10-0-0.

12   Scientific Python Workgroup

RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation recognize the Scientific Python Workgroup as an official PSF workgroup

Approved, 10-0-0.

13   PhillyPUG Fiscal Sponsorship

RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation provide fiscal sponsorship for the Philadelphia Python Users Group (PhillyPUG). The PSF will collect targeted donations and reimburse properly receipted expenses on their behalf up to the level of the donations made to PhillyPUG. PhillyPUG is not an independent legal entity

Approved, 10-0-0.

14   Baroda Python Developers Group

RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation grant $1020 to Python Developers Group, Baroda for a Python Education workshop that will be happening June 17th - 20th, 2015

Approved, 10-0-0.

15   Other Business

  • The Strategic Priorities proposal made by N. Coghlan was discussed and the decision was that the proposal will be deferred until further notice.
  • The board also discussed using “Chair/Vice Chair/Chairperson” moving forward. Everyone was in agreement.

16   Adjournment

Van Lindberg adjourned the meeting at 21:59 UTC.