[Global_chapter_committee] VOTE PLEASE: Funding for two Open Source Expo Participants at AppSec USA

Seba seba at owasp.org
Wed Sep 19 19:28:17 UTC 2012


On Wed, Sep 19, 2012 at 8:22 PM, Josh Sokol <josh.sokol at owasp.org> wrote:
> Global Chapter Committee,
> Kate has requested funds from both the Global Conference Committee and
> Global Projects Committee to help fund a total of $2100 for two OWASP
> Projects to be able to participate in the Open Source Expo at OWASP AppSec
> USA 2012.  Both of these committees have funds that could be used for this,
> but so far neither one is stepping up to cover it.  While I don't believe
> this is the responsibility of the Chapters Committee, I do believe that we
> are in a position to take the moral high ground here and help fund this
> effort.  I realize that officially we do not recognize Owasp On The Move
> funds to be used for conferences, but considering that we have not used any
> of the $5k budgeted for OOTM this year, I'd like to ask that we make an
> exception here.  The two projects we are trying to assist are:
> https://www.owasp.org/index.php/OWASP_Mantra_OS
> https://www.owasp.org/index.php/OWASP_Hackademic_Challenges_Project
> Both are OWASP Projects and I believe it will be of significant benefit to
> the Foundation being able to demo themselves in front of the 800-1000
> expected attendees at OWASP AppSec USA 2012.  I'd ask that you all please
> take a moment to think about the benefits here as well as our potential
> funding source and it's under-utilization this year, and consider a vote in
> favor of providing this funding.  Thank you.
> Sincerely,
> Josh Sokol
> Chair, OWASP Global Chapter Committee
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