A regular meeting of the Django Software Foundation Board of Directors was held on October 13, 2016. Frank Wiles led the meeting.


Old Business

Tim's Contract

DSF renewed Tim’s contract until March 31 2017.


DjangoGirls responded that a block grant did not meet their needs. DSF Board will consider paid administrative support, 5 - 7 hours a week to handle the administrative overhead of funding international events. Unanimously approved that Christophe will create a proposal with a budget and come back to the board.

Grants App

Frank has started working on a “Grants App” for DSF where board members can see proposals and vote with comments, which he plans to complete this year.

New Business

Board Election

Needs to happen before the end of the year.

Corporate Sponsorship Request

Current language says sponsorship is approved by the board but gives no specific guidelines. The board will ask for the input of the membership on what kinds of projects DSF will fund.

DjangoCon Europe 2017 Questions

Daniele has asked DjangoCon Europe to send board specific questions. The board should maintain close communication with them.

New DSF Members

Unanimously approved as listed in email.

Consultation With DSF Members Concerning Our Goals and Associations

To what extent should the DSF positively commit itself to programs that lie beyond its current goals? Should we have a formal policy limiting the sources from which we will accept funding, or otherwise implicitly endorse?

Financial Briefing

Grants received recently: MOSS, DEFNA, JetBrains

Next meeting

10th November

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