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PSF Meeting Minutes for 2015-08-24

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

August 24, 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 18:00 UTC, on August 24, 2015. 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 (8 of 11) were present at the meeting: Diana Clarke, Lynn Root, Anna Ossowski, Van Lindberg, Marc-Andre Lemburg, Naomi Ceder, Carol Willing, Carrie Anne Philbin, Betsy Waliszewski (Secretary, Administration), Ewa Jodlowska (Director of Operations) and Kurt B. Kaiser (Treasurer) were also in attendance.

2   Minutes of Past Meetings

The 11 August 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-July/031633.html as representing a true and accurate record of the July 28, 2015 meeting.

Approved, 5–0-2.

3   Votes Taken Between Meetings

There were no votes taken between the August 11, 2015 and August 24, 2015 meetings.

4   Votes Taken Over Email

There were no email votes taken between the August 11, 2015 and August 24, 2015 meetings.

5   PyTexas 2015 Sponsorship

RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation sponsor PyTexas 2015 in the amount of $2,500 USD

Approved, 7-0-0.

6   Creation of the PSF Grants Workgroup

RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation acknowledge the creation of the PSF Grants Workgroup to review proposals to the PSF for grants in support of conferences, training workshops, and related projects https://wiki.python.org/psf/GrantsWG/Charter

Approved, 8-0-0.

7   PyLadies ATX Meetup Cost of Childcare Sponsorship

RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation sponsor PyLadies ATX cost of childcare for six months, September 2015 - February 2016, in the amount of $450 USD

Approved, 8-0-0.

8   Django Girls Perth Australia Workshop Sponsorship

RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation grant $750 USD to the Django Girls Perth Australia workshop happening September 19, 2015

Approved, 8-0-0.

9   Meetup.com Fee Reimbursement Requests

Approved since the August 11 board meeting:

  • Pyladies Edinburgh £61.07
  • Pyladies ATX $44.97
  • PyLadies Berlin $59.88

10   Other business / Discussions

  1. Privacy policy

Action items: Amend the current policy to make that clear. Give this job to the bylaws WG.

  1. Veteran’s workshop request

Action items: Request 501-C3 status documents as well as their 990 documents. Include in our response that we do not offer affiliation for any organizations.

  1. Infrastructure team

Action items: Ewa to come up with a proposal on how the Infrastructure team should be managed (following 60 days of monitoring the IRC channel).

  1. International Event Bundle

Action items: Create working group to move this forward. Van has tax info to share that is relevant to this discussion.

  1. PyPI terms/conditions

The meeting continued after adjournment as MAL and Van discussed their different points of view on the proposed PyPI terms / conditions. Discussion to be continued on the mailing list so that we can come to a resolution for the next board meeting.