[GPC] Start the Clock - Project Hosting Budget Approved

Chris Schmidt chris.schmidt at owasp.org
Tue Mar 15 18:39:32 EDT 2011

All ­ The RFP has been moved to the Wiki and is open for comment/editing


On 3/14/11 5:26 PM, "Jason Li" <jason.li at owasp.org> wrote:

> Chris,
> Did this wiki page ever get created?
> -Jason
> On Tue, Mar 8, 2011 at 7:10 PM, Chris Schmidt <chris.schmidt at owasp.org> wrote:
>> Absotively ­ as a matter of fact, I was volunteering to do just that when I
>> got this e-mail :) I will probably have this done tonite, in fact.
>> Also, since I have already been in touch with SourceForge, I will take the
>> lead on that angle, and Jason, I believe you have already been in touch with
>> someone at google regarding this as well, correct?
>> As for the last bit, I agree it would be worth mentioning in bold that we are
>> 503c ­ and maybe that this could be worked as a Corporate Sponsorship.  
>> On 3/8/11 7:04 PM, "Jason Li" <jason.li at owasp.org <http://[email protected]>
>> > wrote:
>>> Chris,
>>> Can I ask you to take the lead on creating a wiki page for this as mentioned
>>> below?
>>> There's already a lot of materials under the GPC namespace as it were - so
>>> maybe something like owasp.org/index.php/GPC/Project
>>> <http://owasp.org/index.php/GPC/Project>
>>> <http://owasp.org/index.php/GPC/Project>  Hosting RFP or
>>> owasp.org/index.php/GPC/RFPs/Project
>>> <http://owasp.org/index.php/GPC/RFPs/Project>
>>> <http://owasp.org/index.php/GPC/RFPs/Project>  Hosting?
>>> One thing I think would be important to add is information about OWASP being
>>> a 503(c) non-profit and some way of basically saying, "hey - if you can give
>>> us service for free, that'd be pretty awesome... we'll give you free
>>> corporate membership and your donation might even be tax deductible".
>>> -Jason
>>> On Tue, Mar 8, 2011 at 6:54 PM, Jason Li <jason.li <http://jason.li>
>>> <http://jason.li> @owasp.org <http://owasp.org>  <http://owasp.org> > wrote:
>>>> Team, 
>>>> Quick note from the Board meeting (I'll try and do a more thorough report
>>>> later).
>>>> Our budget request for the Project Hosting initiative has been approved!
>>>> (If you haven't already read the budget proposal, do so:
>>>> https://docs.google.com/a/owasp.org/document/d/11HjbUeJxyRbQ4Jg6Wg7LceMZox0
>>>> wz3Fz-LUwjfam5eg/edit?hl=en)
>>>> Our remaining requests will be considered, in tandem with the requests of
>>>> the other committees, at the next Board meeting. Not all of the committees
>>>> have had a chance to meet and put together a budget proposal since the
>>>> Summit and the Board would like to take those requests into consideration
>>>> before deciding on how to spend the limited OWASP budget.
>>>> As stated in our budget proposal, we laid out a very specific timeline to
>>>> utilize our budget. Step 1 is:
>>>>> Within 30 days of budget approval, reach out to project hosting service
>>>>> providers with the finalized RFP. The GPC will target no fewer than four
>>>>> (4) potential providers to ensure that we are viable alternatives and
>>>>> close the request period 60 days following the initial RFP.
>>>> What does that mean? We have 30 days (April 7th) to:
>>>> * Finalize the RFP requirements
>>>> * Identify at least four commercial or independent service providers to
>>>> target (we've already talked about targeting SourceForge, Google, and
>>>> contracting out a customized solution leveraging our RackSpace agreement)
>>>> * Make personal outreach efforts to said providers
>>>> * Publish open RFP through standard OWASP outlets
>>>> That will leave at least a 30 day period (ending May 7th) for providers to
>>>> provide a response.
>>>> The GPC is now officially on the clock - let's make sure we knock this out
>>>> of the park!
>>>> I'd like to propose the following timeline:
>>>> March 11th:
>>>> * Create Wiki page to hold current contents of draft RFP
>>>> * Use wiki Discussion page to capture any final comments
>>>> March 18th:
>>>> * Final version of RFP published in multiple formats
>>>> * GPC brainstorms viable targets
>>>> March 25th:
>>>> * Each GPC member takes responsibility for one priority target provider to
>>>> personally reach out to with the proposal and act as the liaison to that
>>>> provider 
>>>> * RFP is published through standard OWASP outlets
>>>> -Jason
>> Chris Schmidt
>> ESAPI Project Manager (http://www.esapi.org)
>> ESAPI4JS Project Owner (http://bit.ly/9hRTLH)
>> Blog: http://yet-another-dev.blogspot.com

Chris Schmidt
ESAPI Project Manager (http://www.esapi.org)
ESAPI4JS Project Owner (http://bit.ly/9hRTLH)
Blog: http://yet-another-dev.blogspot.com

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