[Global_chapter_committee] Fwd: Global_chapter_committee post from exsi at pge.com requires approval

Matthew Chalmers matthew.chalmers at owasp.org
Wed May 18 14:23:17 EDT 2011


Do (any of) you think this was done because of Tom's message from a few days
ago regarding no activity on the website?

I don't like it when committee or board members stick their noses in
individual chapters' business. I have always thought that OWASP's chapter
leader requirements (those independent of general OWASP
requirements/policies/philosophies) are more guidelines than rules or laws.
Just because a chapter isn't good about posting to their web page or doesn't
have one meeting every three months doesn't mean the chapter needs new
leadership, or reorganization, or having their 'charter' yanked. The
chapter's mailing list subscribers and meeting attendees (dare we call them
'members'?) should be the judge of whether their chapter is succeeding.

I'm sorry I haven't been active in email or on our last call for the last
month or two but I've been growing more and more frustrated since the Summit
with regard to what I perceive as a bureaucratic and draconian shift in
OWASP mentality/philosophy. I think many people have lost sight of what is
'fair' in favor of what is 'technically correct' and OWASP is collectively
risking losing one of our undocumented core values: friendliness. Giving
people the benefit of the doubt before calling them out for some trivial
mistake.

--matt

On Wed, May 18, 2011 at 12:18 PM, Seba <seba at owasp.org> wrote:

> FYI
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> To: Cory Scott <cory at crazypenguin.com>, Mandeep Khera <mkhera at owasp.org>,
> Sam Bowne <sam.bowne at gmail.com>, Tom Brennan <tomb at owasp.org>, Dan Boneh <
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> "Cardone, Elizabeth" <EWCE at pge.com>, "Fitzgerald, Shawn" <SXFZ at pge.com>,
> "Atroshenko, Max" <M2A9 at pge.com>, "Strasburger, Martin" <M9SS at pge.com>,
> Michael Coates <michael.coates at owasp.org>, Kate Hartmann <
> kate.hartmann at owasp.org>, "scott.reed at us.pwc.com" <scott.reed at us.pwc.com>,
> Tin Zaw <tin.zaw at owasp.org>, "Donovan, John" <JPDk at pge.com>
> Date: Wed, 18 May 2011 16:47:27 +0000
> Subject: San Francisco Bay Area OWASP Meeting
>  Hi Everybody,
>
> This morning we had a conference call regarding starting up the San
> Francisco Bay Area OWASP Chapter again. Cory Scott, Mandeep Khera, Max
> Atroshenko, and Teresa Stevens (myself) called in.
>
> We discussed the following issues:
>
>
>    - The next meeting, which is scheduled for 11:30 - 1:30, June 22, at
>    245 Market, room 1417 (PG&E's offices). This will be a lunch meeting. Please
>    email me if you plan to attend so I can put you on the list.
>
>
>
>    - We discussed whether it would be a good idea to have a board of
>    directors for the Bay Area Chapter. The consensus seemed to be that we
>    should have a board of directors.
>
>
>
>    - We discussed potential future venues for meetings. Please contact me
>    if you are interested in volunteering your organization for a future venue
>    for meetings.
>
>
>
>    - We discussed potential speakers for future meetings. Please contact
>    me if you have ideas for speakers for future meetings.
>
>
>
>    - We discussed the need for sponsors. Please contact me if you work
>    with an organization that is interested in sponsoring the Bay Area Chapter
>    of OWASP.
>
>
> Thanks,
>
> Teresa Stevens, MSIA, CISSP
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