[pydotorg-www] PSF- Board Meeting Minutes -Approved- December 2010

Pat Campbell patcam at python.org
Sun Jan 30 19:56:52 CET 2011


Could you please post the following "PSF board meeting minutes" online at
http://www.python.org/psf/records/board/minutes/ the usual web locations.

Please see the attachment for the approved board meeting minutes for
December 2010.

Is there a reason why the October and the November 2010 board meeting
minutes have not been posted online? They were emailed to you months

If I can assist in any way, please let me know.


Pat Campbell
PSF Administrator/Secretary
patcam at python.org
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| The Python Software Foundation
| Minutes of a Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors
| December 20, 2010

A regular meeting of the Python Software Foundation ("PSF") Board of
Directors was held over Internet Relay Chat beginning at 16:00 UTC, 20
December 2010. Steve Holden presided at the meeting. Pat Campbell
prepared the minutes.

All votes are reported in the form "*Y-N-A*" (*in favor ? opposed ?
abstentions*; e.g. "5-1-2" means "5 in favor, 1 opposed, and 2

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The following members of the Board of Directors were present at the
meeting: Raymond Hettinger, Steve Holden, Marc-Andre Lemburg, Martin 
v. Löwis, David Mertz, Jesse Noller, Tim Peters, Allison Randal, Jeff 
Rush, James Tauber, and Gloria Willadsen. Also in attendance were 
Kurt Kaiser (Treasurer), and Pat Campbell (Secretary & Administrator).

Minutes of Past Meetings

The 15 November 2010 Board meeting minutes were voted on and approved.

Approved, 8-0-3.

Votes Taken Between Meetings

There were no votes taken since the last Board meeting held on 15
November 2010.

Treasurer Report                                                               																			                                                                                           

The monthly Treasurer's Report was provided to Board members by K. 
Kaiser prior to the Board meeting and produced from Quickbooks Online
where the year 2009 has come to a close.  

The treasurer's focus for the beginning of the year 2011 starts out with 
PSF Sponsor Member invoices:

"My focus is currently on PSF Sponsor Member invoices, AR and AP 
reduction, and implementation of the financial aspects of the Associate
Member program. With respect to the latter, I've begun setting up a new
PayFlow Pro account using our new processor, since MatrixMaxx can't
interface to our existing PayFlow account."

Progress Report                                                                                                                                                                                             .

The following board reports were submitted to the board mailing list
one week prior to this month's meeting. Please see a summary of each
board report listed below and a possible board discussion to follow:

Communication Status                                                               

D. Hellmann, Communication Officer, reported continued activities from 
last month, by saying:

   1. Paulo Nuin is working on a post about the PyPI mirroring project.

   2. Engelbert Gruber is working on interview questions for a post about
   the new PyCon web site.

As far as new activities for the month are concerned, he reported:

   1. Jobs Board Maintainer change post by Mike Driscoll
   2. SciPy India grant post by Paulo Nuin

For items planned for next month and ongoing projects, D. Hellmann reported

   1. Post linking to the news article about Vern Ceder's Python
      programming class for high school students.
   Facebook stats, as of 13 Dec.
   | 10,782 monthly active users, up 7,567 since last week
   | 20,826 people like this, up 442 since last week
   | 130 wall posts and comments this week, up 78 since last week
   | 2,030 visits this week, up 430 since last week

Core Development Tasks

B. Cannon, Core Development Tasks Project, will begin working
on this 2-month project in January 2011. B. Cannon said, "My goal 
is to have the dev docs finished by the end of January with hopes 
of having a very solid (with hopes of substantial) start on the 
Python 2 to 3 porting HOWTO."

HAM WebPages/Links

P. Campbell, Honorary Associate Membership (HAM) WebPages Start-up 
Project, reported continued activities from last month, by saying
"Andrew Kuchling of Matrix Maxx and Kurt Kaiser our PSF treasurer are now
working together with MatrixMaxx, a CMS program and PayFlow Pro, an
accounting program to make the new Honorary Associate Membership a reality.
With the use of the MatrixMaxx program our expectations are for full
automation of the HAM membership signup, fee payment, annual renewals, etc.
without the need for manual intervention."

Board Discussion:

S. Holden: "Happy to see that we may soon have some movement on being able
to sign up HAMs. That's been stalled for too long now."

Infrastructure Committee

S. Reifschneider, Infrastructure Committee Chair, reported the following
work initiated for the month:

    1.Martin set up DNS for the Polish Python Coders group.They were
    losing access to their previous domain at www.python.org.pl because 
    the domain owner wanted to commercialize it. COMPLETED.

Marketing Material                                                                 

M.A.Lemburg, Marketing Material Project Manager, presented a marketing
material proposal to the board that was discussed and voted on (see topic
below for vote results -- Pre-Finance & Underwrite Python Brochure).

Moving PyPI to Amazon CloudFront

The project leader, M.A. Lemburg, Moving PyPI to Amazon CloudFront, provided 
a purpose for his project by saying, "The project is intended to improve the 
availability, uptime and performance of PyPI for use by automatic package 
installation tools.

The main idea is to make all PyPI static content available via Amazon 
Cloudfront, a content delivery network maintained by Amazon."

MAL hopes to get his project started by early 2011. He would also like
to start recruiting for volunteers to help implement the startup facets of
the project.

PyCon US Website                                                                  

D. Napoleone, PyCon US Website Project, reported continued activities from 
last month, by saying: 

   1. Registration Launched

   Registration is now live, and after a minor problem with
   donation notifications, has worked with no problems.
   We have record registrations for this period.

   2. Talk, Tutorial, and Poster reviews are progressing

   There were some minor complications with the software
   for reviewing submitted materials, but they have all been

For items planned for next month and ongoing projects, D. Napoleone reported

   1. New schedule system from Eldarion
   1. Bug fixes and feature requests.
   2. Archival of old PyCon websites.

Board Discussion:

S. Holden: "I'd like to be sure the PyCon website is supporting financial assistance 
properly - jnoller, any idea on that?"

J. Noller: "FA (Financial Aid) is accepting applications."

S. Holden: "Fine, thanks."

Sprint Committee

J. Noller, Sprint Committee Chair, reported continued activities from last month,
by saying he was "shifting gears to accept applications for funding from all python

Board Discussion:

S. Holden: "Glad sprints have widened their scope and look forward to seeing the new

Trademarks Committee

D. Mertz, Trademarks Committee Chair, reported continued activities from last month
by saying the committee "received several requests for use of logo and/or wordmark.
In all cases during the last two months, the requested use was purely nominative and
no additional discussion by the committee was required.The chair or a member provided
clarification to requester in each case."

Pre-Finance & Underwrite Python Brochure

   **RESOLVED**,that the PSF pre-finances and underwrites the costs of
   producing a printed Python brochure as outlined in the proposal
Approved, 6-5-0.  

Fund 2010 Summer pyGames Competition

   **RESOLVED**, that the PSF provide a grant of $1,000 US to sponsor the Summer
   pyGames python based programming competition.

Aproved, 10-0-1.

2010-Q4 Community Service Award Nominations

   **RESOLVED**, that the 2010-Q4 PSF Community Service Award be awarded to
   Doug Hellmann and Andrew Kuchling.

Approved, 10-0-0.

Other Business                        

Indebtedness to D. Goodger

The board discussed the need to move forward on several time-sensitive  
payments to be made to PSF member D. Goodger for services rendered to the 

Message of Seasonal Cheer!

Towards the end of the meeting the chairman (S. Holden) thanked everyone 
for their hard work and wished everyone "the best for the holidays."

T. Peters: "Cheers!"

S. Holden: "Have a great time, relax, come back refreshed next month!"

P. Campbell:"Happy Holidays"

M. A. Lemburg: Cheers, Happy Holidays!"

G. Willadsen: "Have a great holiday!

J. Rush: "Happy Holidays to all!

K. Kaiser: "Merry Xmas!"


S. Holden adjourned the meeting at 16:52 UTC.

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