Paulo Coimbra paulo.coimbra at owasp.org
Mon Apr 11 13:20:02 EDT 2011

Hi David,


First of all, thank you for volunteering to lead an OWASP Project.  It is
with volunteers like yourself that OWASP continues to succeed in making
application security visible.

Second, regarding your new leadership of this project, I'd like to request
that you send a project roadmap - basically the high level details of where
you'd like to take the project.  The OWASP Global Projects Committee (GPC)
will look at the roadmap and provide feedback on your project:  suggesting
projects which are closely related, resources and contacts which may assist
your efforts and any other suggestions to increase your project's success.


To get your project started, here are a couple of references for your

 - The Guidelines for OWASP Projects provide a quick overview of items key
to a projects success -

 - OWASP's Assessment Criteria is the metric by which projects are
evaluated.  There are three categories for projects: Alpha, Beta, and Stable
(former Release).  The Assessment Criteria allows project leaders to know
what aspects of projects OWASP values -


 - OWASP's GPC blog - http://globalprojectscommittee.wordpress.com/,

Your project will have an OWASP wiki page to inform and promote your project
to the OWASP community.  To setup your project's page, please provide the
details below so that the GPC can establish your initial project page.  The
details provided will be used to complete OWASP's project template.  Feel
free to add any additional information to wiki page or request assistance
about how to add to your projects wiki page.

Details to create your project page:
(0) Project Name,

(1) Project purpose / overview,
(2) Project Roadmap (as mentioned above),
(3) Project links (if any) to external sites,
(4) Project License
(5) Project Leader name, 

(6) Project Leader email address,
(7) Project Leader wiki account - the username* (you'll need this to edit
the wiki - http://www.owasp.org/index.php/Tutorial),
(8) Project Contributor(s) (if any) - name email and wiki account (if any),

As your project reaches a point that you'd like OWASP to assist in its
promotion, the GPC will need the following to help spread the word about
your project:

 * Conference style presentation describing the project in at least 3 slides

 * Project Flyer/Pamphlet (PDF file) -

As work on your project progresses and you are ready to create a release,
please let the GPC know of the change in status.  The GPC can work with you
to get your project assessed and moved up the OWASP quality ladder from
Alpha to Beta to Stable.  Every release does not require an assessment -
feel free to email the GPC if you are unsure about your project's
requirements.  For examples of projects at various quality levels, please
see the OWASP Project page -

That is all for now - I wish you and your project great success.  Thank you
for supporting OWASP's mission.

Should you have any questions or require any further information, please do
not hesitate to contact me. 

Many thanks, best regards,


- Paulo


* I suggest that, meanwhile, if you still do not have one, you create an
OWASP wiki username so that you can edit our wiki pages.

- <https://www.owasp.org/index.php?title=Special:UserLogin&type=signup>

- Please fill in your OWASP wiki username page with your above referred
Bio/Curriculum, Wiki Contributions and Email Address. Those elements will
help us with building a proper idea of your technical profile and will
facilitate the contact within OWASP contributors. See
<http://www.owasp.org/index.php/User:Mtesauro>  for an example.


Paulo Coimbra,

 <http://www.owasp.org/index.php/User:Paulo_Coimbra> OWASP Project Manager


From: Dave Wichers [mailto:dave.wichers at owasp.org] 
Sent: segunda-feira, 11 de Abril de 2011 17:56
To: 'David Rajchenbach-Teller'; Paulo Coimbra
Subject: RE: OWASP OPA




Can you help David bring his new open source project to OWASP? This is a

project they have already expended considerable effort on, rather than a

brand new incubator project, and they are bringing it to OWASP.


Thanks, Dave


-----Original Message-----

From: David Rajchenbach-Teller [mailto:David.Teller at mlstate.com] 

Sent: Monday, April 11, 2011 8:14 AM

To: Dave Wichers

Subject: OWASP OPA


     Hi Dave,

As mentioned, I've finally received the greenlight for making OPA an OWASP

project. We're aiming an open-source release of June 15th. You mentioned

that you'd introduce me to Paulo for the specifics. Is that still ok?


Best regards,




  David Rajchenbach-Teller

  CSO, MLstate


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