[Global_industry_committee] GIC Chair

Rex Booth rex.booth at owasp.org
Sun Feb 13 14:36:02 EST 2011

Uh oh - what do you all know that I clearly don't? ;)

Colin - agreed that we need some more structured governance for the 
committee to address circumstances like this. I'll make that one of our 
first goals.

All - I'll be in touch over the next week or so to run some ideas by the 
group and see where we want to take this.


On 2/13/2011 1:43 PM, Colin Watson wrote:
> 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
> leaders.
> Regards
> Colin
> 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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