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PSF Meeting Minutes for 2016-02-25

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

February 26, 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 1:00 UTC, on February 26, 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: Naomi Ceder, Lynn Root (Acting Chair), Carol Willing, Nick Coghlan, Alex Gaynor, and Diana Clarke. Marc-Andre Lemburg, Anna Ossowski, and Van Lindberg were represented by Ewa Jodlowska by proxy.

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 8 February 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-February/035086.html as representing a true and accurate record of the February 8, 2016 meeting.

Approved 5-0-4.

3   Meetup Expenses Approved

  • $60 USD: Python User Group Freiburg
  • $89.94 USD: PyladiesATX
  • $29.94 USD: Python Costa Rica

4   Work Group Reports

NOTE: Reports only given once a month.

5   Votes Approved by Working Groups

RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation grant $300 USD for DVAITA'16 that is happening February 19-20, 2016 in Palakkad, India.

Approved 9-0-0 by the Grants Working Group on February 9, 2016.

RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation grant $3500 USD for Django Girls New York City that is happening February 27, 2016 in New York, NY.

Approved 7-0-0 by the Grants Working Group on February 9, 2016.

RESOLVED: That the PSF's Grants Working Group grant $1200 for PyCode Carrots April 1st-3rd in Warsaw, Poland.

Approved 6-0-0 on February 22, 2016.

6   Approvals / Votes by Email

RESOLVED, that the PSF grant $1800 to CubaConference in Havana, Cuba, happening April 25-27.

Approved 11-0-0 on February 12, 2016.

7   New Business

RESOLVED, that the PSF agrees to the hire Mark Mangoba as an IT Manager based on the offer letter sent by Ewa Jodlowska on February 23, 2016 (start date of February 29, 2016) to the PSF Board.

Approved 9-0-0 on February 25, 2016.

RESOLVED, that the PSF grant $500 USD to PythonDigest.ru to support their efforts to popularize Python in the Russian-speaking community. The project should be finished by July 1, 2016.

Approved 9-0-0 on February 25, 2016.

RESOLVED, that the PSF grant $1250 to the Django Girls event in Perth, Australia that is happening on March 12, 2016.

Approved 9-0-0 on February 25, 2016.

RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation grant $750 per month for three months to Manuel Kaufmann for a trial "Python Ambassador" outreach and education effort. The guidelines for this trial have been discussed and decided upon by the board.

Approved 8–1-0 on February 25, 2016.

8   Other Business / Discussions

  • Continue online discussion regarding election management and timeline.

9   Meeting Adjournment

Lynn Root adjourned the board meeting at 2:00 UTC on February 26, 2016.