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PSF Meeting Minutes for 2017-02-06

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

February 6, 2017

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 16:00 UTC (GMT/Zulu, on February 6, 2017. 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 (6 of 10) were present at the meeting: Kushal Das, Jackie Kazil, Naomi Ceder, Van Lindberg, Carrie Anne Philbin, Younggun Kim. Carol Willing, Trey Hunner, and Diana Clarke were represented by proxy.

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

2   Minutes of Past Meetings

The 13 January 2017 Board meeting minutes were voted on and approved.

RESOLVED, that the PSF approve the minutes at https://mail.python.org/mailman/private/psf-board/2017-January/041853.html as representing a true and accurate record of the January 13, 2017 meeting.

Approved 8-0-0

3   Meetup Expenses Approved

  • $89.94: Champaign-Urbana Python User’s Group (Py-CU)
  • $29.94: PyLadies Helsinki Meetup (Jan - June 2017)
  • $89.94: Pyladies Chicago's Meetup.com (Jan 2017 - June 2017)

4   Board and Staff 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

None at this time.

6.2   Grants

RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation Grants Working Group grant $750 to the first Django Girls Johannesburg workshop happening March 3-4, 2017.

Approved 9-0-0 on January 30, 2017

RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation Grants Working Group grant $1,000 USD to the Django Girls Workshop Lagos happening February 27-28, 2017.

Approved 7-0-0 on January 30, 2017

RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation Grants Working Group sponsor the first international Nigeria Statistical Society Conference happening April 3-6, 2017 in the amount of $2,000 USD

Approved, 7-0-0 on January 31, 2017

RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation Grants Working Group grant $1,100 to Django Girls Osogbo, Nigeria happening March 25, 2017

Approved, 7-0-0 February 1, 2017

7   Approvals / Votes by Email

RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation cancel the grant of 105000 Rupees (~ $1550 USD) for 3 Workshops in Bangalore, Karnataka, India.

Approved, 10-0-0, January 26, 2017.

$300 to the Plone Beethoven Sprint happening in March of 2017 in Bonn, Germany. Approved by director's allowance February 3, 2017.

8   New Business

8.1   DjangoCon US 2017

  • RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation sponsor DjangoCon US 2017 in the amount of $5,000 USD.

Approved 9-0-0

8.2   PyCon Pune 2017

  • RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation grant $3000 USD for PyCon Pune in Pune, India on Feb. 16-19, 2017

Approved 8-0-1

8.3   Nepal Python Workshops

  • RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation grant $1950 USD for 10 Python Workshops that took place at 10 different colleges in Nepal in January 2017.

Approved 7-0-2

9   Other Business / Discussions

  • The board discussed other phone conferencing services
  • The board discussed doing a donation partnership

10   Meeting Adjournment

The meeting was adjourned at 16:35 UTC (GMT/Zulu)