[Global_industry_committee] GIC Chair

Colin Watson colin.watson at owasp.org
Sun Feb 13 13:43:09 EST 2011

Dear all

Further to my email, we have had ONE committee member who has
indicated willingness to be chair: Rex Booth.  Everyone replied (thank
you) and no-one else is able to undertake the role at this moment.
Since we are a little in limbo, I would suggest that unless there are
any objections, we should appoint Rex as our chair unopposed.

Appointment and retirement of committee chairs probably needs a
process like one for board members, chapter leaders and project



On 10 February 2011 09:49, Colin Watson <colin.watson at owasp.org> wrote:
> Committee Members
> We had a successful session at the summit yesterday, and we will have
> some notes to circulate in due course.
> But I think we need to progress the selection and appointment of a new
> committee chair.  So as a first step, could we identify which existing
> members would like to stand.  We can then see if we need to run an
> election process or not.  Please email me directly and perhaps CC Kate
> for transparency, (or to the list if you prefer).  I'll then let the
> list know what the status is.
> I would also prefer if you can tell me you do not want to be chair, so
> I know this message has been read!
> Please can you reply as soon as possible.
> Regards
> Colin
> On 1 February 2011 17:23, Colin Watson <colin.watson at owasp.org> wrote:
>> Hello
>> Some of you may be aware that Yiannis has resigned as chair, and
>> member, of the GIC.  I think Yiannis' departure is a great loss to the
>> committee and OWASP.  Although this is very unfortunate, we have the
>> upcoming summit to decide what to do and our priorities.  Eoin has
>> kindly stepped in to assist temporarily with the organisation for the
>> summit, and I am supporting him with that.
>> For those of you who are unable to attend the summit next week, I
>> would encourage you to join in remotely to the GIC session, as well as
>> for other sessions throughout the week.  Remote participants have been
>> asked to complete a survey - see:
>>   https://lists.owasp.org/pipermail/owasp-summit-2011/2011-January/000757.html
>> FYI, I do not intend to stand for GIC chair again as I believe change
>> is good and it is right to have a mixture of approaches.
>> Colin

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