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PSF Meeting Minutes for 2016-01-27

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

January 27, 2016

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 UTC, on January 27, 2016. Betsy Waliszewski 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 (9 of 11) were present at the meeting: Van Lindberg, Naomi Ceder, Marc-Andre Lemburg (via proxy), Lynn Root, Carol Willing, Anna Ossowski (via proxy), Carrie Anne Philbin, Nick Coghlan (via proxy), and Diana Clarke.

Kurt Kaiser (Treasurer), Betsy Waliszewski (Event Planner and Administrator), and Ewa Jodlowska (Director of Operations) were also in attendance.

2   Minutes of Past Meetings

The 05 January 2016 Board meeting minutes were voted on and approved.

RESOLVED, that the PSF approve the minutes at https://mail.python.org/mailman/private/psf-board/2016-January/034464.html as representing a true and accurate record of the January 5, 2016 meeting. Approved 6-0-3.

3   Meetup Fees Approved

  • $89.84 USD - Pyladies Chicago
  • $29.94 - Helsinki PyLadies
  • $180.00 - PyLadies NYC

4   Votes Approved by Working Groups

RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation sponsor Django Girls Belfast workshop in the amount of $750 USD that is happening on February 20, 2016.

Approved by the Grants Working Group 7-0-0, January 5, 2016.

RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation grant $5000 USD to the SciPy/NumPy community for the creation of a MinGW static toolchain which will enable building the SciPy stack of scientific computing packages on Windows.

Approved by the Scientific Python Working Group January 8, 2016.

RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation grant $3200 USD for DjangoCon Europe happening March 30 - April 3, 2016 in Budapest, Hungary.

Approved by the Grants Working Group 9-0-0, January 16, 2016.

RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation grant 700€ (approximately $762 USD) for OSCamp happening April 15-17, 2016 in Iași, Romania.

Approved by the Grants Working Group 9-0-0, January 18, 2016.

RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation grant 250€ (approximately $274 USD) to sponsor Django Girls Wroclaw that is happening March 19, 2016.

Approved by the Grants Working Group 6-0-0, January 20, 2016.

RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation sponsor Django Girls Mexico City in the amount of $500 USD. The event is February 27, 2016.

Approved by the Grants Working Group 7-0-0, January 21, 2016

5   Approvals / Votes by Email

$200 USD - Burlington, VT Python User Group, Q1 2016. Venue charge for Q1 approved with Director Diana Clarke’s allowance.

RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation sponsor $2000 USD for PythonFOSDEM 2016, that is happening January 30, 2016.

Approved 11-0-0 via email on January 8, 2016.

6   New Business

RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation sponsor PyCon Australia in the amount of $4800AUD (approximately $3086 USD) that corresponds to their Standard Sponsor level plus video branding rights. The event is August 13-16, 2016.

Approved 8-0-1

RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation grant $600 USD to Toran Billups - Python and Chromebooks campaign that is happening the first week of June 2016 in Iowa.

Approved 9-0-0

RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation grant $750 USD to the PyCode Carrots Koszalin workshop that is happening February 26-28, 2016.

Approved 8-0-1

RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation grant 8000€ ($8670 USD)to EuroPython for a financial aid sponsorship. The event is happening in Bilbao, Spain July 17-24, 2016.

Approved 6-0-3

RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation grant 3000€ ($3255 USD) to PyconIT 7 for a financial aid sponsorship. The event is happening April 15-17, 2016 in Firenze, Italy.

Approved 8-0-1

7   Other Business / Discussions

Discussion about Manuel Kaufman’s grant for O&E in Argentina will move forward via email response from Ewa.

Trademarks - Van to respond via email to Marc-Andre about what classes we file and to get a second quote for comparison.

Deferred to next meeting: Resolution to approve a new Iron Level sponsor member application from SerenataFlowers.com. Continue to discuss via email.

8   Meeting Adjournment

Van Lindberg adjourned the board meeting at 17:33 UTC on January 27, 2016.