[Global_education_committee] [Global_conference_committee] Membership Requirement for Conference Training

Mark Bristow mark.bristow at owasp.org
Mon Jun 7 12:17:52 EDT 2010


Forwarding to the GEC list for Lucas.

-Mark

On Mon, Jun 7, 2010 at 12:03 PM, Lucas Ferreira <listas at sapao.net> wrote:

> Last year, we had very good trainers that were not affiliated to OWASP
> Corporate members. I simply cannot understand why we need to mix
> trainers with their employers. Several of the trainers participate in
> OWASP in their personal time, not as a company involvement.
>
> I would be one that would be prevented from being a trainer as my
> employer is not a corporate member. Also, given that we have no
> corporate members in Brazil (AFAIK), we would have a hard time putting
> out a training session for our conferences.
>
> Regards,
>
> Lucas
>
> On Mon, Jun 7, 2010 at 12:13, Mark Bristow <mark.bristow at owasp.org> 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?
> >
> > --
> > Mark Bristow
> >
> > OWASP Global Conferences Committee Chair - http://is.gd/5MTvF
> > AppSec DC 2010 Organizer - https://www.appsecdc.org
> > OWASP DC Chapter Co-Chair - http://is.gd/5MTwu
> >
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>
>
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-- 
Mark Bristow

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