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PSF Meeting Minutes for 2016-12-19

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

December 19, 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 15:00 UTC (GMT/Zulu, on December 19, 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: Kushal Das, Jackie Kazil, Trey Hunner, Naomi Ceder, Carol Willing, Van Lindberg, Annapoornima Koppad, Younggun Kim, and Lorena Mesa.

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

2   Minutes of Past Meetings

The 02 December 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-December/041524.html as representing a true and accurate record of the December 2, 2016 meeting.

Approved 6-0-2

3   Meetup Expenses Approved

Below is a list of Meetup expenses the PSF has approved since the December 2 board meeting:

  • PyLadiesATL: $89.94
  • PyLadies NYC user group: $89.94

4   Board Reports

Note: Reports are received once a month.

5   Work Group Reports

Note: Reports are received once a month.

6   Votes Approved by Working Groups

Below are resolutions approved by the various PSF Working Groups since the December 2 board meeting:

6.1   Sponsors

  • RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation's Sponsor Working group approve CrossCompute as an Iron Level Sponsor.

Approved 8-0-0 on December 5, 2016

6.2   Grants

  • RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation's Grants Working Group grant $3000 to Hope Academy in Arvada, CO for 100 student subscriptions to Code Combat for students in grades 4 through 12.

Approved 9-0-0 on December 5, 2016

  • RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation's Grants Working Group grant $500 for Burkina Faso's Python Users Group (FasoPy)'s launch event in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, Africa on January 7, 2017.

Approved 8-0-0 on December 5, 2016

8   New Business

8.1   PuPPy Fiscal Sponsorship

  • RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation provide fiscal sponsorship for the "direct project" PuPPy Seattle. The PSF will collect targeted donations and reimburse properly receipted expenses on their behalf up to the level of the donations made to this project. This project must not represent that they are independent legal entities.

Approved 8-0-0

8.2   Meet up Fee Reimbursement Budget

  • RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation approve a budget of $5000 USD to support meet up fee reimbursements for 2017.

Approved 8-0-0

8.3   Outreachy Intern Program Grant Cancelled

  • RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation cancel the grant $6500 USD to sponsor one intern as part of the Outreachy program which supports internships for people under-represented in open source.

Approved 8-0-0

8.4   PyCon PH

  • RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation grant $2620 USD to PyCon PH that is happening February 25-26 at Mindanao University, Philippines.

Approved 7-0-1

8.5   School of Tools for Political Analysis

  • RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation grant $1,500 USD to the School of Tools for Political Analysis (Escuela ALACIP de Herramientas para el Análisis Político) to be used for Python workshop scholarships

Approved 8-0-0

8.6   PyTennessee Young Coders

  • RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation grant $2,500 USD to the PyTennessee Young Coders event happening in February 2017

Approved 8-0-0

8.7   PyTennessee

  • RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation sponsor PyTennessee 2017 in the amount of $2,000 USD.

Approved 7-0-1

8.8   Python workshop at Lumbini Engineering College, Nepal

  • RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation grant $390 USD for the Intro to Python workshop at Lumbini Engineering College, Nepal. The event is happening during the 6th semester of 2016.

Approved 8-0-0

8.9   Python Cameroon Workshop

  • RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation grant $1000 USD to the Python Cameroon Workshop that is happening January 25-31 in Bamenda, Cameroon.

Approved 8-0-0

8.10   Python Ambassador program for South America

Approved 8-0-0

8.11   Hyperion & Audax in West Africa Trial Project

  • RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation grant $9,900 USD to Hyperion & Audax in West Africa for a trial project that will introduce Hyperion's courses in Lagos and will establish a Hyperion community in the area. The trial project is to run from February 2017 to July 2017 in Nigeria.

Denied 0-7-0

8.12   PyCon Web Mark

  • RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation establish the mark "PyCon Web" for a topic-specific conference, and grant a one year license for the use of that mark for a conference to be held in Munich, Germany in 2017.

Approved 8-0-0

9   Other Business / Discussions

  • Deferred vote on Python Cameroon Why Python Workshop - requesting more details.

10   Meeting Adjournment

The meeting was adjourned at 16:01 UTC (GMT/Zulu)