[Global_conference_committee] FW: [Global_membership_committee] Honorary Memberships - Vote Scheduled for 12/21 @ Membership Meeting

Kate Hartmann kate.hartmann at owasp.org
Fri Dec 10 13:58:38 EST 2010


Please see Michael's "steps" below.  

Ties into what our discussion was this morning regarding, "how are we going
to get stuff done."

So, now we simply adopt and adapt.

Kate Hartmann
Operations Director
301-275-9403
www.owasp.org 
Skype:  Kate.hartmann1


-----Original Message-----
From: global_membership_committee-bounces at lists.owasp.org
[mailto:global_membership_committee-bounces at lists.owasp.org] On Behalf Of
Michael Coates
Sent: Friday, December 10, 2010 1:36 PM
To: Tom Brennan
Cc: OWASP Foundation Board List; Global_membership_committee at lists.owasp.org
Subject: Re: [Global_membership_committee] Honorary Memberships - Vote
Scheduled for 12/21 @ Membership Meeting

"Something as simple as you must also be a member to be a board member,
global committee member, project leader, chapter leader etc.. should also be
required IMHO we have our own internal ecosystem."

Agreed.


For those interested, here's how this decision process is going to happen:
1. Solicit feedback from public (i.e. this email thread) 2. Craft list of
issues for vote 3. Discuss at Dec membership meeting 4. Vote at Dec meeting.
Voters include: membership global committee + Kate + Board Rep for
membership committee 


Michael Coates
OWASP



On Dec 10, 2010, at 10:32 AM, Tom Brennan wrote:

> I support this for the professional association Michael as written.
> 
> This is the current list:  
> http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key=p6IFyntQTi7sxa2Xjx191BA
> 
> Something as simple as you must also be a member to be a board member,
global committee member, project leader, chapter leader etc.. should also be
required IMHO we have our own internal ecosystem.
> 
> 
> 
> On Dec 10, 2010, at 1:15 PM, Michael Coates wrote:
> 
>> 
>> Let's get this discussion moving.  Originally honorary memberships were
created to recognize those individuals that had contributed their time and
effort to OWASP and to also ensure they had voting rights for our first
board election.
>> 
>> They have now expired. The question is what to do with honorary
memberships now.
>> 
>> My vote is to eliminate them.
>> 
>> 
>> Here' why:
>> - Yes, many people donate time and effort towards OWASP. However, there
is no easy way to draw a line in the sand to determine who should get an
honorary membership.
>> - Memberships are priced at $50 per year. Compare this with other 
>> professional organizations - ISACA US $165, ACM $99
>> - If as leaders, we can't lead by example, then why should anyone listen
to our recommendation to become a member themselves? 1000 other people have
decided to purchase membership.
>> - Honorary memberships are another logistical issue that requires use 
>> of our limited resources
>> 
>> 
>> Why be a member:
>> - Support the mission
>> - Help fund projects / conferences
>> - Financial contribution to help the organization that has helped you
>> - Voting Rights
>> 
>> Note: Membership is not required for anything. All information is free.
However, membership does grant you discounts to conferences and is required
to cast votes for any OWASP related voting issues.
>> 
>> This issue will be decided at the OWASP Global Membership Committee
Meeting on December 21. Please provide comments as soon as possible.
>> 
>> 
>> Michael Coates
>> OWASP
>> 
>> 
>> 
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