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=Scientific Python Working Group Charter=

==Purpose & Common Goals== This working group shall draw on the expertise of both the PSF and NumFOCUS, and on the broader scientific Python community in general, to select the best use of its budgeted funds to advance the scope, breadth, and utility of Python for scientific work.  In essence, the purpose of the group is to grant funds allocated to it by PSF and/or NumFOCUS towards conferences, user groups, educational, and development efforts.

==Active Time== This working group shall stay in existence indefinitely. Core Values & Internal Governance This working group shall issue public statements at the time that any grants are made by it. These statements shall explain the perceived value and significance of the project(s) to which grants have been given.  In the case of conferences or other public events, we may give grants in the form of sponsorships that will increase publicity and public recognition of both the PSF and NumFOCUS (e.g. via have booths, banners, or pamphlets for these groups available at those events as a benefit of sponsorship).

==Rules & Decision Making Procedures== Decision making will be made by rough consensus of committee members, after whatever degree of discussion is felt needed and appropriate to a particular grant request.  Whether consensus exists shall be determined by the co-chairs of the committee.

==Communication Plan== The bulk of communication among the working group shall be over the mailing list scientific@python.org.  As needed, we may use other communication means such as video conferencing, phone calls, or in-person meetings.

==List of Participants/Who we are== Tim Couper, Co-chair David Mertz, Co-chair Stefan van der Walt Anthony Scopatz Travis Oliphant Leah Silen Dana Bauer Kurt Kaiser

==Support Requirements== Mailman list: scientific@python.org

The PSF has recently pledged initial annual support in the amount of of US$25,000, and agreed to match any amount NumFOCUS contributes beyond $25,000, up to $50,000 contributed by the PSF, during the PSF Board meeting on April 28, 2015 (for combined funding up to $100,000).

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