[Global_industry_committee] GIC Chair for 2010/11

Colin Watson colin.watson at owasp.org
Wed Sep 1 16:38:51 EDT 2010

Further to my email below, please would any GIC members who would like
to stand as GIC chair let me know by 23:00 hrs GMT on 15th September
2010 i.e. two weeks from now.

If more than one person is interested, we will hold a vote.



On 18 August 2010 13:19, Colin Watson <colin.watson at owasp.org> wrote:
> Dear fellow committee members
> As discussed during yesterday's conference call, I plan to step down
> as GIC Chair at the end of October.  I am keen to continue my role
> within the committee, but think it would be beneficial to change the
> chair regularly.  What does the chair do?
> - organise conference calls and ensure minutes are posted
> - ensure the wiki page is updated with activities (might just be
> chasing others!)
> - reports to the board on activities (monthly)
> - liaises with other committees (rarely)
> - coordinates activities
> - responsible for committee plan
> There is no monetary reward and the committee's budget is nil (actual
> spend nil too).
> There doesn't seem to be a process to appoint committee chairs (I
> think I took on the role by "popular acclaim"), so I would like to
> propose one for the GIC.  If we only have one candidate, the process
> will be easy and unbureaucratic.  However, if we have more than one
> candidate, we need to make sure the process is fair.
> My suggestion is that only current GIC members on the committee at the
> voting date (e.g. 15 Sep) can stand, and that only current GIC members
> at that date can vote.  Thus you can vote for yourself (or not).
> Here's a draft:
> 18 Aug 2010 - invitation to all GIC members to discuss process (this email)
> 01 Sep 2010 - invitation for candidates (self nomination)
> 08 Sep 2010 - confirm process and dates
> 15 Sep 2010 - candidate nomination closes / rival candidates can
> promote themselves
> 22 Sep 2010 - voting begins (by direct email to current chair?)
> 29 Sep 2010 - voting closes and new chair announced
> 01 Nov 2010 - new chair appointed
> If there is only one candidate, they will become chair on 1 Nov 2010
> without a vote.  If there are multiple candidates, each committee
> member will be asked to vote for their preference using a Single
> Transferable Vote system:
>   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Single_transferable_vote
> That gives us a couple of weeks to discuss the process if anyone has
> any concerns, and to find out who would like to become chair.  Let me
> know if you have any comments.
> For other people who would like to become a committee member and
> contribute to our efforts, the process is here:
>   http://www.owasp.org/index.php/How_to_Join_a_Committee
> Regards
> Colin Watson
> OWASP Global Industry Committee
> http://www.owasp.org/index.php/Global_Industry_Committee

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