[Owasp-board] 2006 End Financials

Dave Wichers dave.wichers at owasp.org
Fri Jan 19 15:19:46 UTC 2007

The problem I have is continuity and timely access to this resource. We had
talked about having OWASP interns. I think the intern program, where that
person (or at least one of them) sits in our office and is here X days /
week will help with that. So, for now, I'd suggest we get admin support (or
at least some of it) via this mechanism, and we could get additional support
if necessary via the SpoC.


Re: your other point, I raised this idea with Jeff yesterday too, but also
agree that we can wait a while to figure this out. I'm thinking we need to
do one or the other eventually. I.e., either pay us 'some amount' for our
support, a monthly or annual stipend, or hire people that can support us to
help offset the high level of effort required.





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I'm not convinced that some investment in some permanent (maybe part time)
support on the administrative level wouldn't be a good investment for OWASP
because it would allow all four of us to lean on that person to help get
things don't so we don't have to spend so much of our 'volunteer' time doing
OWASP things or we could invest that saved time in other OWASP things that
deserve attention too.

Could this administrative help come from one or two SpoC sponsorship (and
note that there is nothing wrong with giving a SpoC to an 6 month project)


 I think for the leadership energy level to be sustainable we need some more
paid/reliable/continuous/year round help in this area.

Maybe in the future, but I think that we are doing Ok at the moment (one of
the things we might need to look in the future is where the board members
should receive some financial support (to justify the time spent) but since
at the moment all of us already benefit from OWASP growth, I think that it
is a discussion to have in 6 months time) 


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