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PSF Meeting Minutes for 2016-06-14

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

June 14, 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 June 14, 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 (10 of 11) were present at the meeting: Naomi Ceder, Diana Clarke, Van Lindberg, Carol Willing, Annapoornima Koppad, Jackie Kazil, Kushal Das, Lorena Mesa, Trey Hunner, and Younggun Kim.

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

2   Minutes of Past Meetings

The 10 May 2016 Board meeting minutes were voted on and approved.

RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation approve the minutes at https://mail.python.org/mailman/private/psf-board/2016-May/037027.html as representing a true and accurate record of the May 10, 2016 meeting.

Approved 4-0-6

3   Meetup Expenses Approved

Below is a list of Meetup expenses the PSF has approved since the May 10th board meeting:

  • $89.94 - Seattle PyLadies for 6 months
  • $178 - Python Users Group of southern Colorado for 12 months
  • £64.75 - Python Edinburgh and PyLadies Edinburgh group
  • $179.88 - PyLadiesATL Nov 2015- Nov 2016

4   Work Group Reports

Note: Reports are received once a month.

4.1   Trademark

Reached consensus on how to handle logos that are a bit off shape-wise - basically we approve the concept and tell the submitter to use the SVG shape provide on python.org.

4.2   Scientific Python

No activity since the last board meeting.

4.3   Marketing

No activity since the last board meeting.

4.4   Sponsorship Bundle

No activity since the last board meeting.

4.5   Cuban Pythonistas

Cuba has been given the responsibility of organizing SciPy LA 2017 conference, scheduled for May 2017 in Havana, Cuba. As Chairman of the conference, Olemis is in the process of "recruiting" persons to complete the definition of the OrgaTeam. They are working on a CFP. More will have to be done (and said) in the next few months .

4.6   Bylaws

Amended the PSF bylaws to remove the Sponsor Membership category.

4.7   Packaging

Newly created WG to support the larger efforts of improving and maintaining the packaging ecosystem in Python through fundraising and disbursement of raised funds.

4.8   PSF Sponsor

Newly created WG to review PSF sponsorship applications and determine if they qualify to be a PSF Sponsor. This WG still needs to be approved and the charter voted on.

5   Votes Approved by Working Groups

Below are resolutions approved by the various PSF Working Groups since the May 10th board meeting:

5.1   Seoul-Django Girls Workshop

  • Grants WG: RESOLVED: that the Python Software Foundation’s Grants Working Group grant $750 USD for the Seoul-Django Girls Workshop that is happening on June 4, 2016. Approved 6-0-0 on May 13, 2016

5.2   PanPacific PyLadies Conference

  • Grants WG: RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation’s Grants Working Group grant $2000 USD for the PyLadies Conference happening in February 2017 in southern California. Approved 7-0-0 on May 19, 2016

6   Approvals / Votes by Email

6.1   Mountain View Algorithm Design Meetup

  • $300 granted to Mountain View Algorithm Design Meetup for the event, Learning numerical analysis and machine learning with Python, NumPy & TensorFlow happening on May 21, 2016. Funds approved through directors' allowance on May 19, 2016.

6.2   BBC Partnership Agreement

7   New Business

7.1   Diana Clarke voted in as chair of Python Software Foundation

  • RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation vote Diana Clarke as chair of the Python Software Foundation.

Approved 10-0-0

7.2   Van Lindberg and Naomi Ceder voted in as vice chairs of Python Software Foundation

  • RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation vote Van Lindberg and Naomi Ceder as vice chairs of the Python Software Foundation.

Approved 10-0-0

7.3   Lorena Mesa and Kushal Das appointed as Communications Officers of the Python Software Foundation

  • RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation appoint Lorena Mesa and Kushal Das as Communications Officers of the Python Software Foundation.

Approved 10-0-0

7.4   Kurt Kaiser appointed as the Treasurer of the Python Software Foundation

  • RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation appoint Kurt Kaiser as the Treasurer of the Python Software Foundation

Approved 10-0-0

7.5   Ewa Jodlowska appointed as the Secretary of the Python Software Foundation

  • RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation appoint Ewa Jodlowska as the Secretary of the Python Software Foundation.

Approved 10-0-0

7.6   Betsy Waliszewski appointed as the Assistant Secretary of the Python Software Foundation

  • RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation appoint Betsy Waliszewski as the Assistant Secretary of the Python Software Foundation.

Approved 10-0-0

7.7   Brandon Rhodes appointed as the Conference Chair for PyCon 2017

  • RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation appoint Brandon Rhodes as the Conference Chair for PyCon 2017.

Approved 10-0-0

7.8   BBC micro:bit project

  • RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation grant £5760 (~$8400 USD) to the UK's Blanc Ltd for the initial design of the Python in Education site, covering at least the BBC micro:bit project, the Raspberry Pi Foundation, and the dedicated annual Education tracks and events at Python conferences.

Approved 10-0-0

7.9   Kumasi Tech Community

  • RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation grant $500 USD to Kumasi Tech Community to hold a 6 hour training program on 23rd July 2016.

Approved 8-0-2

7.10   SCI (School of Computational Intelligence) Nigeria

  • RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation grant $1,500 USD to the SCI (School of Computational Intelligence) Nigeria for a 6 month training program.

Approved 10-0-0

7.11   pythonineducation.org domain name

  • RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation acquire the "pythonineducation.org" domain name, for use as an index site highlighting education related Python projects around the world.

Approved 9-0-1

7.12   Django Girls Seattle workshop

  • RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation grant $630 to the Django Girls Seattle workshop happening in June 2016.

Approved 10-0-0

7.13   Electromagnetic Field Camp

  • RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation grant an honorarium of $1000 to Paul Sokolovsky to encourage and support MicroPython in a talk at the third Electromagnetic Field Camp that will be taking place in August 2016

Approved 8-0-1

8   Other Business / Discussions

  1. Moved the grant request from Techtonica to help launch their full-time program, which is tuition-free tech training and job placement program for women and genderqueer adults in the Tenderloin of San Francisco, back to the mailing list for further discussion.

9   Meeting Adjournment

The meeting was adjourned at 18:13 UTC.