A regular meeting of the Django Software Foundation Board of Directors was held via teleconference starting on 28th August, 2014, 9am CST. Russell Keith-Magee led the meeting.


Old Business

Foundation tax status

Discussed the use of a post box service, like the PSF does. Decided to set this up using earthclassmail.com. The foundation will use this as the formal address for tax purposes and use directors addresses for ad-hoc reasons.

Board requested Andy to setup an account.

Djangoproject.com web design update

Andrew started work in September. Project at: https://github.com/django/djangoproject_redesign, example of current home page: https://github.com/django/djangoproject_redesign. Board discussed invoice and tax form.

Django Fellow

Request for $40k USD for a 3 month pilot project. Approved by the board. Applications close this Sunday.

Suggested that we go through the membership to ask for renewals to improve funding for the fellow.

DjangoCon US 2015

2014 was a success, 200+ people. Russell to do a blog post for 2015 with a call for volunteers. Questions over the 2015 contract a) would DSF be willing to take over the hotel contract or b) should we split profits with current contract owner.

Call for re-election


Business done during month

Aymeric Template engines

A campaign for template engines support: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/multiple-template-engines-for-django. Endorsed by the board.

PSF and DSF partnership

PSF to donate a block funds for Django events to the DSF. It would be up to the DSF to decide where Django funds go. Idea had general approval from the board to keep it going forward.

Malcolm Tredinnick prize

Nominations in, Russell to call for votes.

Django Girls Taipei

Approved by the board for $300 USD.

New Business

Django girls Edinburgh

Approved by the board for $200 USD

Update to Code of Conduct

Proposed changes to be sent to the membership for feedback: https://dpaste.de/Gz9z

Note: at this point etherpad died and we lost a few notes. Soon after the meeting ended.

Next meeting

30th October 2014, 9am CST

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