[Owasp-board] Owasp governance

Jeff Williams jeff.williams at owasp.org
Fri Nov 3 06:01:05 UTC 2006

Are you kidding?  


People started using the evangelist title back in like 1994 - like Guy
Kawasaki at Apple and lots of others.  He calls it "secular evangelist".  No
less than Vint Cerf just joined Google with the title of Chief Internet
Evangelist.  Here's a list from some quick Google searching..


* Connie
ngelist%22&hl=en&client=firefox-a>  Smith, Chief Evangelist, Envision
* Simon <http://www.sun.com/aboutsun/media/bios/bios-phipps.html>  Phipps,
Chief Technology Evangelist, Sun <http://www.sun.com>  Microsystems
* Bill Durr <http://www.bluepumpkin.com/pressrl/2000/121800.html> , Chief
Evangelist, Blue Pumpkin <http://www.bluepumpkin.com/> 
* Paul <http://www.strassmann.com/pubs/nasa/2002-10-spaceref.html>
Strassmann, One NASA Chief Evangelist, NASA <http://www.nasa.gov> 
* Bruce <http://www.cmpevents.com/ESCe05/a.asp?option=G&V=3&id=259645>
Powel Douglass, Chief Evangelist, iLogix <http://www.ilogix.com> 
* Betsy <http://www.techsmith.com/community/bloghome.asp>  Weber, Chief
Evangelist, TechSmith <http://www.techsmith.com> 


The evangelist's role is to get customers, employees, and partners to
believe in a product or service. A technical evangelist does that for
technical products such as development platforms, or web services. For
software it means fostering a community of developers, make them happy, help
them achieve their dreams using your platform.


Here are some practical guidelines for being an evangelist.
http://blog.guykawasaki.com/2006/01/the_art_of_evan.html.  Now tell me it
doesn't fit.





From: owasp-board-bounces at lists.owasp.org
[mailto:owasp-board-bounces at lists.owasp.org] On Behalf Of Dinis Cruz
Sent: Thursday, November 02, 2006 6:17 AM
To: owasp-board at lists.owasp.org
Subject: Re: [Owasp-board] Owasp governance


Humm, I don't really like the 'Evangelist' name due to its religious

Any more ideas?

On 11/2/06, Jeff Williams < jeff.williams at owasp.org
<mailto:jeff.williams at owasp.org> > wrote:

The board has a Chair and an Executive Director.  I think you need a title.
What do you think about "Chief OWASP Evangelist".  I use The OWASP
Foundation in my emails to help make people realize that we're the real


As far as governance, we should just update the How OWASP Works page a bit
to reflect how things have evolved.




Jeff Williams, Chair

The OWASP Foundation <http://www.owasp.org/>  

work: 410-707-1487

main: 301-604-4882


"Dedicated to finding and fighting the causes of insecure software"


From: owasp-board-bounces at lists.owasp.org
[mailto:owasp-board-bounces at lists.owasp.org] On Behalf Of Dinis Cruz
Sent: Wednesday, November 01, 2006 7:00 PM
To: owasp-board at lists.owasp.org
Subject: [Owasp-board] Owasp governance


For clarity purposes, what is the title that we should use as members of the

For example is this ok?

Dinis Cruz
Board Member, OWASP.org, http://www.owasp.org 
Project leader,  OWASP .Net Project, http://www.owasp.org/index.php/.Net
Project leader,  OWASP Autumn of Code 2006,

We also should officialize the current structure, publish who are the
current Owasp leaders, and define the chain of command:

Owasp Board: Jeff, Andrew, Dinis   - Ultimate decision and Owasp governance 
Project Leaders: xxx,yyy,zzz,,,,,,   - Responsible for their project
Chapter Leaders: aaa,bbb,ccc....    - Responsible for their local chapter
AoC Participants: ooo,ppp,ii           - Active participants on their
Owasp Members:   #### (put totals here)  - contributors to OWASP 
Email subscribers: #### (put total number for all lists) - contributors to


Best regards

Dinis Cruz
OWASP Autumn of Code 2006, http://www.owasp.org/index.php/OAC
OWASP .Net Project, http://www.owasp.org/index.php/.Net 

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