[AsiaPAC] Fwd: A new LinkedIn group for confirmed OWASP members only?

Helen Gao helen.gao at owasp.org
Tue Mar 27 12:51:26 UTC 2012


Hello OWASP leaders in the Asia Pacific area,

I am sending the email below to you just in case you are not subscribed to
the OWASP leaders mailing list. Is the social network site LinkedIn.com
commonly used among professionals in your country?

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From: Helen Gao <helen.gao at owasp.org>
Date: Mon, Mar 26, 2012 at 11:12 PM
Subject: A new LinkedIn group for confirmed OWASP members only?
To: committees-chairs at lists.owasp.org, owasp-leaders at lists.owasp.org


Dear OWASP leaders,



Do you think a new LinkedIn group for confirmed OWASP members will attract
new members? But will it alienate people? A decision will be made in
AppSecDC in April. Please reply with your opinion by Sunday, 4/2/12.


By the way, did you know that the existing Global OWASP Foundation LinkedIn
group <http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Global-OWASP-Foundation-36874> has
more than 10 thousand members? In just one week of March 11, 2012, 86
people joined, 12 discussions took place and 7 jobs were created.


A new LinkedIn group for confirmed members

What's the issue:

   - Currently there is a Global OWASP Foundation LinkedIn
group<http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Global-OWASP-Foundation-36874>.
   It is free and open.
   - OWASP Confirmed
Member<http://www.linkedin.com/groups?about=&gid=4342746&report%2Esuccess=TAGQm5_B9ecwEPi7AtV-NGJjHoJV7WxoFbipydZrtoVPNQgWOUnL8lZj8v4Fi_efzerGsu5jt1ZNxbgOz-yQ8GA_JKRAMRHOdq9GTte76LaFDnVn3UJvJ9HrtwZdeRxnzSnL05Yi8ixSheCQVUTLJuPjHSEFDntOORiL00SBEWCSCN2GOP53E3gwyQES_UVQ4mMvuF1jt1Z1NDmQIe7vu9PrkoadDQtpb_DnGQi>
is
   a subgroup that's designed for paid and honorary members only.


GMC’s recommendation – GMC discussed the matter in the March meeting.

   - The existing free and open LinkedIn
group<http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Global-OWASP-Foundation-36874>
should
   not be changed or impacted by the new group.
   - The name of the group is OWASP Confirmed Member. Confirmed means paid
   and honorary membership.
   - A new, OWASP Confirmed Member subgroup is a good idea to increase
   membership.


   - The new group should be used as and only as a digital membership card
   which is similar to the printable membership card currently issued at the
   end of a RegOnline payment transaction.
   - There should be no discussion, forum or other content restricted by
   this subgroup. OWASP material will remain free and open.
   - We should avoid wording that alienate people and deviate from the
   OWASP mission. We need to pay attention to content on OWASP website,
   RegOnline, marketing material, etc.
   - Protect member privacy in the subgroup
   - OWASP reserves the right to remove a subgroup member
   - There will be two ways to join the subgroup.
      1. RegOnline – There will be a check box that say something like
      this: Join LinkedIn for OWASP Confirmed Members: Yes/No LinkedIn for
      OWASP Confirmed Members is a …. This a subgroup of Global OWASP
Foundation
      LinkedIn group which is open to all LinkedIn members. The default
      option is No.
      2. LinkedIn – A person can apply to join the subgroup on the webpage
      and a request will be sent to the group administrator. Once the
applicant’s
      email address is confirmed to be a current paid or honorary member then
      he/she will be added to the group.
   - A person will be removed from the group if his/her paid membership
      expires or he/she stops being qualified for honorary status.
   - Open issue -  Should all qualified people be automatically added to
   the group or each person has to request to join?

-- 
Helen Gao
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