[Global_chapter_committee] OWASP Chapter supporter

Jason Li jason.li at owasp.org
Wed Jul 27 10:57:26 EDT 2011

I agree that this has always been a shortcoming for the OWAPS donation

Since OWASP instituted the 60/40 split, the *infrastructure* has always been
available to donate to projects. In fact, if you scroll down to the bottom
of the OWASP Donation Scoreboard (
you'll see that a there's a small number of that have taken advantage.

Originally when we were still using PayPal to obtain such donations, it was
difficult to roll out universally to projects given that there is no
standard project page template and each project page is maintained by the
individual project leader. When the process changed to the current system,
my recollection was that there was no addition of projects to the system
because there was not a centralized list of projects to pull into the
registration field.

After the GPC Working Session @ AppSec EU, we now have such a list and it's
on our task agenda to provide a way for projects to get donations the same
way chapters get donations. Logistically, I believe new projects spring up
far more frequently than chapters and the challenge is to either come up
with a workflow to update the registration form to include projects as they
are added - or to find an alternative way to provide this functionality. We
talked in the past about having an open text field, but unfortunately we've
seen some widely inconsistent entries for project and chapter names. These
could be individually reviewed, but that type of workflow simply doesn't

So in short, yes - I'm aware that it's a problem and we're working on it for
projects :)


On Wed, Jul 27, 2011 at 9:28 AM, Lucas Ferreira <lucas.ferreira at owasp.org>wrote:

> Hello Jason,
> I just noticed that we don't have a "project supporter" membership
> type. IMHO, this should be corrected ASAP. I believe that the projects
> are the core of OWASP and should always be given first class status.
> What do you think?
> Regards,
> Lucas
> On Tue, Jul 26, 2011 at 19:40, Jason Li <jason.li at owasp.org> wrote:
> > Lucas,
> > Just as a caveat, I'm not on the Chapters Committee or the Membership
> > Committee.
> > But I *believe* that this is the workflow:
> > 1) The company would pay the OWASP Foundation their desired organization
> > membership fee ($500USD) through the RegOnline system
> > 2) The Foundation receives the payment and 40% goes to the local chapter
> > budget
> > 3) The Foundation adds the company to the list of organizational
> supporters
> > on the main website and the company gets the corporate sponsorship
> benefits:
> > * Opportunity to post a rotating banner ad on the front page for 30 days
> at
> > no additional cost.
> > * Be recognized as a supporter by posting your company logo on the OWASP
> > website (Image size for logos: gif, jpg or png with a size of 150px X
> 45px
> > at 72dpi or 55px X 80px at 72dpi)
> > * Be listed as a sponsor in the newsletter that goes to over 10,000
> > individuals around the world on owasp mailing lists.
> > * Have (1) supporting member vote in future elections and on issues that
> > shape the direction of the community.
> > * Member discounts at Conferences
> > Note there is a separate cheaper alternative for Chapter sponsorship, but
> > I'm unfamiliar with how that works and what the reduced benefits are.
> > That would be something the Memership Committee can probably answer.
> > See https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Membership.
> > -Jason
> >
> > On Tue, Jul 26, 2011 at 12:10 PM, Lucas Ferreira <
> lucas.ferreira at owasp.org>
> > wrote:
> >>
> >> Hello Guys,
> >>
> >> I have been contacted and have a meeting tomorrow with a company which
> >> wants to become an OWASP Chapter supporter for our local Chapter
> >> (Brasilia, DF, Brazil).
> >>
> >> Can you tell me how this works? Specially what does OWASP provide the
> >> supporter in exchange for their money?
> >>
> >> Thanks a lot,
> >>
> >> Lucas
> >>
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