[Owasp-board] SPI OWASP Membership

Michael Sutton msutton at spidynamics.com
Tue Jan 30 23:27:24 UTC 2007

Thanks Dinis that sounds great. Please allow me to bring Tracy Simmons,
VP Marketing into the discussion.


Tracy - Please review the points below and give your blessing if you're
in agreement.






Michael Sutton

Security Evangelist, SPI Dynamics




From: Dinis Cruz [mailto:dinis at ddplus.net] 
Sent: Tuesday, January 30, 2007 6:16 PM
To: Michael Sutton
Cc: owasp-board at lists.owasp.org
Subject: Re: SPI OWASP Membership


Hi Michael

I had a cold and fever for the past couple days which affected my

Regarding the questions on your email:

*	I sent the email to the owasp board and there where no major
issues raised 
*	Regarding the payment in Q2, this is not a common practice, but
it has been accepted. 
*	So here are the main points:

	*	SPI to become an OWASP member allocating its membership
fees to the OWASP SiteGenerator Project 
	*	This 'money allocation' will be mentioned in the OWASP
Membership drive and in the OWASP SpoC (Spring of Code) 
	*	SPI commits to pay the $9000 membership fees in the 1st
of April (or close)
	*	SPIs logo will be added to the others on OWASP home page
and Membership page before SpoC anoucement 
	*	SPI is free to issue a press release about this (but the
owasp-board would like to have a read of it before it is published) 

regarding the timelines I think that we are looking at the week of Feb
12th for the SpoC anoucement (with the membership drive  a couple days
or 1 week later)

Dinis Cruz
Chief OWASP Evangelist, Are you a member yet? 

On 1/30/07, Michael Sutton <msutton at spidynamics.com> wrote:



If I remember correctly, I believe that you were planning to launch the
membership drive on Feb. 1st so I just wanted to make sure that this
message didn't fall through the cracks.







From: Michael Sutton 
Sent: Friday, January 26, 2007 3:29 PM
To: Dinis Cruz (dinis at ddplus.net)
Subject: SPI OWASP Membership




Thanks for taking the time to speak with me the other day. I just had a
good talk with Tracy Simmons, VP of Marketing regarding having SPI
Dynamics become a vendor member of OWASP. She agreed that OWASP is an
important industry initiative that we need to do more to support it. I
let her know about the membership drive that you will be launching and
how new members will have the option of ear marking their membership
fees to certain projects. We both agreed that the Site Generator project
would be a perfect fit for SPIs contribution. She would like to take you
up on your offer to mention SPI becoming a member and tying its
membership fees to the Site Generator project when you announce the new
membership drive. Given that she hasn't budgeted for the $9,000
membership fee that became an important selling point so I'd certainly
appreciate any mention of SPI as it will only help me to secure further
SPI support in the future.


Tracy has also asked if we could agree to become members now, so that we
can be mentioned during the membership drive and have our corporate logo
added to the OWASP member list but make payment of the $9,000 at the
beginning of Q2. This is necessary as she does not have the available
marketing funds in the Q1 budget. SPI would of course be willing to
provide you with whatever is necessary to ensure that you're comfortable
that payment is agreed to in Q2. Tracy also wanted to clarify the date
when you will be announcing the new membership drive and if know you
would be comfortable having SPI issue a press release announcing our
support for OWASP?


Thanks Dinis, I look forward to building a stronger relationship between


Michael Sutton 

Security Evangelist

SPI Dynamics




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