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PSF Meeting Minutes for Jan. 6, 2014

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

January 06, 2014

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 18:00 CET/ 12:00 EST, on January 03, 2014. Van Lindberg presided over the meeting. Ewa Jodlowska prepared the 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: Van Lindberg, Tim Peters, Jesse Noller, Brian Curtin, Jessica McKellar, Alex Gaynor, Brett Cannon, Lynn Root, and Doug Napoleone (joined after minutes were voted on). Also in attendance were Ewa Jodlowska (Secretary/Administrator) and Kurt Kaiser (Treasurer).

2   Minutes of Past Meetings

The 6 December 2013 Board meeting minutes were voted on and approved.

RESOLVED, that the PSF approve the minutes at as representing a true and accurate record of the December 06, 2013 meeting.

Approved, 8-0-0.

3   Votes Taken Between Meetings

There were no votes taken between meetings.

4   Votes Taken Over Email

There were no votes taken over email.

6   Django Weekend

RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation sponsor Django Weekend in the amount of $1,800 USD.

Approved, 9-0-0.

7   Management of the PSF’s Web Properties

RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation shall manage and curate the Foundation's public and member-accessible web properties to remove spam, serve the membership, and conform to the the Python Community Code of Conduct.

Approved, 9-0-0.

8   Other Business

  • The directors have decided to defer the following resolution until next meeting in order for them to gather information from other groups involved. “RESOLVED, that the Python Software Foundation grant EUR 750 to the EuroPython Society for registering the EuroPython CTM trademark in order to protect the IP rights to the EuroPython conference series.”
  • There has been a call for assistance from the PSF directors to help with finalizing the new pydotorg website. New tasks will be distributed soon.
  • An update was given by Van L. on the PyLadies trademark. The classes have been given to the counsel, but Van needs to check if they have been officially filed.

9   Adjournment

Van Lindberg adjourned the meeting at 18:41 CET/ 12:41 EST.