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PSF Meeting Minutes for 2017-10-16

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

October 16, 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 15:00 UTC (GMT/Zulu), on Octomber 16, 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 (11 of 13) were present at the meeting: Van Lindberg, Lorena Mesa, Naomi Ceder, Paul Hildebrandt, Thomas Wouters, Marlene Mhangami, Trey Hunner, Eric Holscher, Kushal Das, Jackie Kazil, and Ewa Jodlowska.

Kurt Kaiser (Treasurer), Betsy Waliszewski (Event Planner and Administrator), Phyllis Dobbs (Controller/Assistant Treasurer Accountant), and Mark Mangoba (IT Manager) were also in attendance.

3   Meetup Expenses Approved

  • Python Edinburgh - $89.94 for 6 months
  • PyLadies Edinburgh - $89.94 for 6 months

4   Board and Staff Reports

Note: October reports will be included in the November minutes.

5   Work Group Reports

Note: October reports will be included in the November minutes.

6   Votes Approved by Working Groups

Below are resolutions approved by the various PSF Working Groups since the September 26, 2017 board meeting:

6.1   Grants

RESOLVED that the Python Software Foundation Grants Work Group sponsor PyCon Florida 2017 in the amount of $2,500 USD

Approved 9-0-0, September 26, 2017

RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation Grants Work Group sponsor PyCon HK 2017 in the amount of $2,000 USD

Approved 9-0-0, October 2, 2017

RESOLVED that the Python Software Foundation Grants Work Group sponsor PyTennessee 2018 in the amount of $2,000 USD

Approved 8-0-0, October 2, 2017

RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation Grants Work Group grant $1,250 USD to the Read, Write & Code Kids Coding Camp happening in Akowonjo, Nigeria November 15 - December 15, 2017

Approved 7-0-0, October 3, 2017

RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation Grant Work Group grant $500 USD to the Young Coders event happening at PyTennessee 2018, February 10, 2018

Approved 7-0-0, October 3, 2017

RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation Grants Work Group grant $2,000 USD to the HackDTU 2.0 event happening in Delhi India Oct 13-14, 2017

Denied 2-6-0, October 3, 2017

RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation Grants Work Group sponsor the PyCon Colombia 2018 conference happening February 9, 2018 in the amount of $3,500 USD

Approved 7-0-1, October 3, 2017

RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation Grants Work Group grant $1,600 USD to the Science Hack Day event happening in Belgaum, India October 13, 2017

Approved 7-0-0, October 4, 2017

RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation Grants Work Group sponsor PyTexas 2017 in the amount of $1,500 USD. The conference is happening November 18, 2017 in Austin.

Approved 7-0-1, October 10, 2017

RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation Grants Work Group grant $750 USD to the Django Girls event happening in Cotonu, Benin

Approved 8-0-0, October 10, 2017

RESOLVED that the Python Software Foundation Grants Work Group grant $2,000 USD to the Brazilian Conference for Data Journalism and Digital Methods happening in Sao Paulo, Brazil November 25, 2017

Approved 7-0-0, October 10, 2017

RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation Grants Work Group grant $477 USD to the Django Girls event happening in Port Harcourt, Nigeria October 7, 2017

Approved 7-0-0, October 12, 2017

RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation Grants Work Group sponsor the AfroPyvasity Conference happening in Kampala, Uganda November 24, 2017 in the amount of $2,800 USD

Approved 7-0-0, October 12, 2017

RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation Grants Work Group grant $1,500 USD to the Python Kids Training program happening in Kampala, Uganda October 23, 2017

Approved 7-0-0, October 12, 2017

7   Votes Approved Via Email

No resolutions were voted on via email.

8   New Business

No new resolutions were voted on.

9   Other Business / Discussions

  • Discussed Membership & Donation drive results. Final numbers will be announced later this week.
  • The board discussed SSO services as a possibility for consolidating all of the various logins our community members have. We discussed security risks and usability. The discussion ended on the possibility of us looking into a third party vendor that can provide the service.
  • One of the Directors reported on attending the PyConf Hyderabad 2017 conference. Additionally we received an update on how the organizing is going for PyCon Pune.

10   Action Items

  • PSF IT Manager will work on getting access to all traffic reports and will compile a comprehensive report to the board periodically. This comprehensive report will include traffic analytics for all of python.org (and sub domains) and pypi. The IT Manager will also give appropriate access to the raw data to any director that requests it.
  • The PSF IT Manager will contact PyPI maintainers to see if we can flag which packages are corporate.
  • The PSF's Event Coordinator will contact the jobs volunteer group. The goal of the discussion is to discover the current process and how the process and value can be improved.
  • The Director of Operations and a board director gave an update on the PyPI MOSS grant. The board director will be writing a blog (for http://pyfound.blogspot.com/) about the work being done.

11   Meeting Adjournment

The meeting was adjourned at 15:55 UTC (GMT/Zulu).