[Global_chapter_committee] OWASP Funds and International Chapters

L. Gustavo C. Barbato lgbarbato at owasp.org
Wed Apr 13 08:32:08 EDT 2011

Regarding your question, Kate, what do you mean?

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 08:23 AM, Kate Hartmann wrote:
> We are aware of the problems that arise with international finances  
> It is, indeed, a challenge.
> We are currently in the process of establishing an entity in EU to 
> address these issues in this area and are not opposed to doing the 
> same in different regions.
> For Brazil and Asia, specifically, who should I contact to discuss the 
> details?
> Kate Hartmann
> Operations Director
> 301-275-9403
> www.owasp.org <http://www.owasp.org/>
> Skype:  Kate.hartmann1
> *From:* Tin Zaw [mailto:tin.zaw at owasp.org]
> *Sent:* Tuesday, April 12, 2011 11:34 PM
> *To:* global_chapter_committee
> *Cc:* Sarah Baso; Kate Hartmann
> *Subject:* OWASP Funds and International Chapters
> 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.
> -- 
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