[GPC] Summit Alcohol WAS [Committees-chairs] [Owasp-board] ESAPI Party

Mark Bristow mark.bristow at owasp.org
Fri Sep 23 12:07:32 EDT 2011


I agree 100% that we choose lights over beer.  Our
total alcohol expenditure for the Summit was:

   - Drink tickets were $2547 for the entirety of the event ($7 a drink rate
   but if you do the math that was 2 drinks per attendee)
   - $684 in beer and wine supplement at dinner
   - roughly $250 (kate would have the actual receipts as she paid for
   it but it was charged to the event petty cash account) in beer and a case of
   port for the villia I was in for evening activities (two governance sessions
   and the official conference "party"/band/cookout were held there, much to
   the dismay of my sleeping pattern)

When you add that all up, we spent about $20 on alcohol per person over the
whole event, or $4 a day.  Personally I think that's pretty reasonable.  I
know that A LOT more alcohol was drank at the summit (by me included)
however much of the alcohol floating round was paid for by individuals.  For
example only the beer (I think in total we bought 10 cases over the whole
event) and the one case of port in my villa was covered by the event, but
there was more beer there because we had "conference" beer and "personal"
beer in the villa.  There was also some wine and hard liquor floating around
our villa that myself and the other members of the villa purchased on our
own dime.  I know for a fact that some attendees did drink from the
"personal' stash and that was perfectly fine to me and the other people
there in the tradition of being good hosts.

So while there were a number of "drunk bastards" there, much of
the drinking wasn't paid by OWASP.


On Fri, Sep 23, 2011 at 10:48 AM, Jim Manico <jim.manico at owasp.org> wrote:

>  Less alcohol purchases is probably a good thing. Waiting to drink until
> *after* the board meeting is something to consider as well.
> If I had to vote between keeping the lights on and paying for beer, I'd go
> lights.
> Even some of the most drunk bastards within OWASP have confided in me that
> we, especially at Portugal, go to extremes when it comes to this topic.
> - Jim
>   Vote to approve the "meet-up"  always helps our efforts and community.
>  **bookmark this all**
> https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Donation_Scoreboard
>  There is no budget in the project bucket for ESAPI hmm....
>  Perhaps you can find a sponsor example Denim/Aspect/Cigital/WhiteHat or
> the otherson the show floor or any of the other involved ESAPI or get a
> chapter to help it (Denver, NYC, San Ant, etc...)
>  Pass the hat and ask for $20 bucks
>  Are we having fun yet or have we now become a "dry county" organization.
> On Sep 23, 2011, at 10:10 AM, Jason Li <jason.li at owasp.org> wrote:
>  Chairs/Board/GPC,
>  Based on the Board/Chair discussion last night, I believe the general
> consensus was that these types of events for projects are reasonable and
> supported (with some sanity-check BS-meter type caveats). Note that each
> committee has an action item to draft guidance regarding appropriate
> expenditures for their areas of responsibilities (chapters, projects, etc).
>  Everyone's concern over the OWAS ModSecurity Core Rule Set event
> reimbursement request was that:
> 1) The reimbursement request for the event was preceded by a request that
> was NOT appropriate (the "if dad says no, ask mom" problem)
> 2) The event was not clearly an event about an OWASP Project (someone
> attested that as an attendee, it "felt" like a Trustwave event about
> ModSecurity, not an OWASP event about the Core Rule Set)
>  In the case of this ESAPI party, the "plan" and "intent" have been stated
> and the event is clearly an event about an OWASP Project.
>  While we haven't yet decided on a process, *one* of the proposed methods
> of budget approval for these events brought up was that the "approval" role
> for such project expenditures should lie with the Project Leader, followed
> by the GPC Chair, followed by the Treasurer/Board.
>  Since Chris is the project leader and it is his event, it'd be
> inappropriate for his approval.
>  For the record, based on the Board's/Chair's mutual understanding, I
> believe this event should be approved and would normally approve the
> expenditure. However, as the party is planned to be held in the room that I
> am sharing with Chris, I feel that I should abstain from this process to
> prevent the appearance of conflict of interest.
>  I ask that the approval decision instead be made by the Treasurer (or the
> Board as appropriate).
>  -Jason
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Chris Schmidt <chris.schmidt at owasp.org>
> Date: Fri, Sep 23, 2011 at 9:17 AM
> Subject: ESAPI Party
> To: Jason Li <jason.li at owasp.org>, Tom Brennan <tomb at owasp.org>, Michael
> Coates <michael.coates at owasp.org>, Dave Wichers <dave.wichers at owasp.org>,
> Kate Hartmann <kate.hartmann at owasp.org>, matt.tesauro at owasp.org, "
> eoin.keary at owasp.org" <eoin.keary at owasp.org>
>  All -
> Given the events of last night’s meeting, Kate wanted to to run this up the
> flagpole so that we are sure everyone is on the same page.
> As you guys are aware, I had planned on having a Room Party to celebrate
> the ESAPI 2.0 release tonight. My plan with this (from the beginning) was to
> charge this to the ESAPI budget as I don’t *personally* have the money to
> do the party.
> I am not sure what the actual cost will be, but what I had planned on was
> 4 Bottles of wine
> 2 Cases of Beer
> 2 Bags of Chips
> Salsa
> Dip
> I had hoped that since we are all here I could charge this directly to the
> ESAPI budget and not buy It and expense for reimbursement. However, Kate
> expressed concern given after the meeting last night that this may not even
> be a reimbursable event. Rather than chasing everyone around, I figured the
> simplest form of resolution was to do this over e-mail. I would like to get
> this resolved, one way or the other this morning as early as possible so I
> can make other arrangements if necessary.
> Chris Schmidt
> ESAPI Project Leader (http://www.esapi.org)
> Blog: http://yet-another-dev.blogspot.com
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