[Owasp-leaders] OWASP Membership
Stephen Craig Evans
stephencraig.evans at gmail.com
Sun Feb 15 22:47:02 EST 2009
There's gotta be some metric to determine fees; obviously, the
exchange rate doesn't work so the GNI is the best gauge I can think of
(either that, or the price of a McDonald's hamburger).
If there's an imbalance, then give the individual chapters the choice
to use some of their percentage of the established membership fee
(that would go to them) to subsidize new memberships for their
As an example, say that a 2 yr membership is 100 USD and the Mother
Ship gets its 60/40 cut, or $60. After calculating he local rate in
country XYZ according to GNI, the membership fee is too high for them.
So, instead of getting 40 USD from the Mother Ship, they subsidize 25
USD. They get back 15 USD (to be used for local chapter meetings, etc)
but probably that 15 USD will go a lot farther - pay for more stuff -
than it would in the US.
On Sun, Feb 15, 2009 at 10:16 PM, Andrea Cogliati
<andrea.cogliati at owasp.org> wrote:
> On Feb 13, 2009, at 8:35 PM, Dinis Cruz wrote:
>> Ages ago we talked about normalizing Owasp membership fees by a
>> country's GNI (gross national income)
> GNI is probably the most neutral and objective way to determine the
> wealth of a country but, alas, that's not really correlated to the
> income of security professionals. I'm afraid this is especially true
> in "developing countries". Why don't we simply empower chapter leaders
> to decide what's fair for their region?
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