[Global_education_committee] Membership Requirement for Conference Training

Mark Bristow mark.bristow at owasp.org
Mon Jun 7 11:56:22 EDT 2010


Well I was hoping we could discuss a bit in this thread first, get a general
idea of what positions are, and then move forward with a call in a week or
two.

-Mark

On Mon, Jun 7, 2010 at 11:52 AM, kuai hinojosa <kuai.hinojosa at owasp.org>wrote:

>
> On Jun 7, 2010, at 11:13 AM, Mark Bristow wrote:
>
> GEC and GCC,
>
> Tom Brennan has raised a point that we should require that all trainers at
> OWASP events be OWASP corporate members.  There are two schools of thought
> here (I'm personally on the fence).  As training crosses both our
> committees, I thought I would start a cross-committee debate on the issue.
>
> Requiring corporate membership provides a significant incentive for
> training providers to become corporate members.  This would also allow us to
> "vett" training providers more thoroughly and create a listing of courses
> that OWASP Conference organizers could pull from.
>
> On the other hand, requiring corporate memberships may limit OWASP event
> attendees options and have them miss out on some great training
> opportunities.  This also might not completely jive with the openness of the
> OWASP organization.
>
> Any thoughts, comments, concerns?
>
>
> I share similar concerns. Also, to become a corporate member is expensive,
> and how would trainers from Universities be handled, as would be the case
> for me?  With that said, I can see the other benefits mentioned above and it
> is an interesting idea (Tom has a lot good ideas btw). A cross-committee
> debate is a great approach, let us know when you need representatives from
> the GEC to discuss this. I would like to participate and I bet Martin would
> too.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Kuai Hinojosa
> OWASP GEC Chair
>
>
>
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> Mark Bristow
>
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> AppSec DC 2010 Organizer - https://www.appsecdc.org
> OWASP DC Chapter Co-Chair - http://is.gd/5MTwu
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Mark Bristow

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AppSec DC 2010 Organizer - https://www.appsecdc.org
OWASP DC Chapter Co-Chair - http://is.gd/5MTwu
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