[Owasp-board] [Owasp-leaders] ReAssigment of Project / Chapter Leadership and'... please update your Wiki pages ...'

Dinis Cruz dinis at ddplus.net
Fri Oct 5 09:00:37 UTC 2007


Hi guys, any comments on Nish's ideas below?

Dinis

On 10/5/07, Bhalla, Nishchal <nish at securitycompass.com> wrote:
>
>  Dinis,
>
> In toronto we have not had any luck getting any speakers and we are trying
> hard but have an excellent local user group called TASK which is really
> pulling most of the security community out. I wonder if we can have a
> discussion on how to motivate people to come out to meetings. I think this
> would be one of the things that would help.
>
> I had proposed the free classes raffle and tools give away form companies
> so that people would come to atleast get some free stuff (which can be done
> with raffle).
>
> Also if there is any way that we can do some serious advertising it would
> help by having booths and other such stuff at various conferences in
> toronto.
>
> Please let me know what you think
>
> nish.
>
> Nishchal Bhalla
> Founder, Security Compass
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: owasp-leaders-bounces at lists.owasp.org on behalf of Dinis Cruz
> Sent: Thu 10/4/2007 6:03 PM
> To: OWASP Leaders
> Subject: [Owasp-leaders] ReAssigment of Project / Chapter Leadership
> and'... please update your Wiki pages ...'
>
> Hi Project and Chapter Leaders
>
> Something that has been discussed several times in the last couple months
> as been 'What do we do with non-active projects or chapters?'
>
> (btw feel free to object against this idea and propose alternatives) The
> solution we found is to basically say:
>
>
>
> *       'If an OWASP Project has not released an update in the last 6
> months, that project needs a new leader' (note that this doesn't need to be
> a major new release, as long that there is active development and regular
> updates all is good)
>
>
> *       'if a OWASP Chapter has not organized a meeting in the last 6
> months, that chapter needs a new leader'
>
> There are a ton of logistic and strategic issues to address, but these are
> the core principles.
>
> Note that the idea is to make the assignment of new leaders a very easy
> and strait forward process (in order to be faster than the current 'chapter
> leader replacement-dance').
>
> Another important concept: If it is not on the WIKI, It didn't happen or
> it doesn't exist !
>
> Please make sure your Project or Chapter WIKI page (
> https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Category:OWASP_Project <
> https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Category:OWASP_Project> or
> https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Category:OWASP_Chapter ) is updated since
>
> Fyi, in preparation for the course that I will be delivering at the next
> OWASP conference in San Jose ( T5. Leveraging OWASP Tools and Documents to
> Secure Your Enterprise <
> https://www.owasp.org/index.php/7th_OWASP_AppSec_Conference_-_San_Jose_2007/Training#T5._Leveraging_OWASP_Tools_and_Documents_to_Secure_Your_Enterprise_-_2-Day_Course_-_Nov_12-13.2C_2007>
> ) I will review every single OWASP Project and OWAP Chapter and will create
> a list of the ones that need new leaders.
>
> My current plan is to publish this 'list of OWASP projects or chapters
> that need new leaders' at the next conference.
>
> Dinis Cruz
> Chief OWASP Evangelist
> http://www.owasp.org <http://www.owasp.org>
>
>
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