[Owasp-leaders] Chapter elections
dinis.cruz at owasp.org
Wed Feb 11 18:48:09 EST 2009
I like the idea that only members should be allow to vote (especially if we
implement the idea that our members have to agree to an 'OWASP Member Code
of Ethics' document.
But before implement such voting solution, we should do something that we
have talked several times before which is to* make **OWASP members **ALL
current & past active OWASP contributors *
That would solve any problems with OWASP Openness, since if people have
contributed, then they can vote and have a voice. In fact one could argue
that a vote from an owasp-leader should count 2x or 5x than an vote of a
paid OWASP member (this will be more relevant when we reach the point were
we have 1,000s or 10,000s of owasp members and 100s or owasp leaders)
Of course these active OWASP contributors could still pay their $50 fee (I
know I will) but we should make it a free membership (renewable every year
based on their contributions) for our community (for the first batch we need
to consider recent and past contributions, and for the next year we should
only look at recent contributions)
Membership Committee, what do you think?
If you are OK with it, please create a proposal and take it for approval by
the OWASP board at the next OWASP board meeting (first Tue in March)
2009/2/11 Dan Cornell <dan at denimgroup.com>
> > OWASP is different in that we have very few paid members in our local
> > chapter. And most of the contributors are not paid members. I glad
> > you
> > raised the topic, I think an election process should be defined in the
> > bi-laws. Just my opinion.
> As a member of the Global Membership Committee I would suggest that
> folks who want a vote should have to become an Individual Member
> <http://www.owasp.org/index.php/Membership>. With the new Membership
> Model it is cheaper and easier than ever!
> But that may go against the "Open" in OWASP...
> So if you can't require folks to be members in order to vote, how do you
> determine eligibility for voting? It seems that attendance is a
> reasonable criteria. Everyone is busy and everyone can make excuses why
> they can't make a particular meeting so attendance seems a sensible
> hard-and-fast requirement for those who want their vote counted.
> PS - I also just had a thought that you could allow absentee votes from
> Individual Members, but I don't want to push the Membership too much in
> this particular thread.
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