[Global_chapter_committee] OWASP Funds and International Chapters

L. Gustavo C. Barbato lgbarbato at owasp.org
Wed Apr 13 08:28:16 EDT 2011


   So far as I know, ISSA has a non-profit organization here in Brazil 
and I'm in touch with some guys that have been working to create ISACA 
here in Porto Alegre.

    Other organization with the same model is PMI that I have already 
talked to the guy responsible for financial.

   Another important information is that we have been paying about 
US$3500 to contract companies to manage our financial for AppSec 
conferences. However, if we have a such non-profit organization we could 
save such money because we could handle by ourselves.

   Here in Brazil, we already have 8 chapters and many others I've been 
working to create at least one in each others states aiming spreading 
out OWASP wordings more efficiently. (by the way, we have 26 states)

*So IMHO it's time to think about others legal structures outside US.*

L. Gustavo C. Barbato 
<http://www.owasp.org/index.php/User:Gustavo_Barbato>, Ph.D.
Chapter Leader, OWASP Porto Alegre 
<http://www.owasp.org/index.php/Porto_Alegre> / Brazil 
Member, Global Chapter Committee 

On 04/13/2011 02:02 AM, Tom Brennan wrote:
> Consider looking at ISSA and ISACA for suggestions here.
> Sent from a mobile device
> On Apr 12, 2011, at 11:33 PM, Tin Zaw <tin.zaw at owasp.org 
> <mailto:tin.zaw at owasp.org>> wrote:
>> Hi guys,
>> Gustavo brought up a good point during Tuesday call regarding money 
>> transfers between the US and some countries, especially those in 
>> Latin America and Asia.
>> To quote the minutes:
>> "GB noted that there is a significant problem in Brazil (as well as 
>> other countries in SA/LA) regarding international funds transfers. He 
>> wondered if OWASP could look into setting up a Non-profit foundation 
>> in Brazil to handle expenses/fund transfers related to the local 
>> chapters as well as conferences. SB to discuss this with KH and other 
>> OWASP personnel and get back to GB on the issue."
>> I have been thinking along the same lines too, especially how a 
>> chapter, or a conference, in China would run with their funds managed 
>> by the Foundation in the US -- actually, they can't, and they don't.
>> I think we should realize this fact, and start to discuss how funds 
>> are handled internationally. This could lead to organization 
>> structure changes, etc.
>> Please give some thoughts to it. Please reach out to chapter leaders 
>> in different parts of the world that you have relationships with and 
>> ask for their challenges and opinions.  While not urgent, we should 
>> discuss this at one of the monthly meetings.
>> Thanks.
>> -- 
>> Tin Zaw, CISSP, CSSLP
>> Chapter Leader and President, OWASP Los Angeles Chapter 
>> <http://www.owaspla.org/>
>> Chair, OWASP Global Chapter Committee 
>> <http://www.owasp.org/index.php/Global_Chapter_Committee>
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