[Global_chapter_committee] [Global_conference_committee] [press:33] Re: Fwd: Fwd: OWASP On the Move Funding for AusCERT 2011

Justin Clarke justin.clarke at owasp.org
Mon Apr 25 06:20:01 EDT 2011

I missed the start of this email trail, but was the original question whether OWASP on the Move funds could be used (by who?) to attend a non-OWASP conference?

My understanding is that these funds are for chapter meetings only, and that conference attendance sponsorship is up to the local conference chair (e.g. NOT the Conferences Committee Chair). As these funds come out of sponsorship budgets for the conference itself, the conference organisers can choose to sponsor this way for the overall good of the conference (i.e. for key speakers to attend), and the Conferences Committee wouldn't normally be involved in speaker sponsorship directly. 

So, while it is certainly desirable to look at how we can influence external conferences, its not something any OWASP committee has any budget allocated to at this point. Note - this is a question that the Connections Committee had looked at in the past - i.e. is OWASP willing to support external events (largely by allowing the use of the OWASP brand), but funding for attendance is not an issue in these situations as we use local chapter attendees and negotiate free entry and/or speaker slots in these cases.


On 25 Apr 2011, at 10:18, Christian Heinrich wrote:

> Mark,
> On Sun, Apr 24, 2011 at 11:00 PM, Mark Bristow <mark.bristow at owasp.org> wrote:
>> That funding was provided by the conference budget, not a GCC program.
> I would have assumed that as the GCC was still being convened as I
> stated in the last reply.
> However, I have had two more thoughts:
> 1. Would the GCC (Conference) prefer that the conference host managed
> their speaker fund provided by the OWASP Board->Speaker Sub Committee
> and bypassing the GCC (Conference)?  I don't believe this is the case.
> 2. Should swag, etc be driven by the OCC? Again I believe the OCC
> should manage generic swag while the GCC (Conference), in junction
> with the OCC, manage conference specific swag?  Also, the GCC
> (Chapters) could issue with swag specific to a large (to make it cost
> effective) chapter or for smaller chapters their country?
> -- 
> Regards,
> Christian Heinrich
> http://www.owasp.org/index.php/user:cmlh

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