[Owasp-board] July 14/Update - OWASP Summer of Code 2008.

Paulo Coimbra paulo.coimbra at owasp.org
Mon Jul 14 16:54:36 UTC 2008

Hello everyone,


I hope you all are well.


I am pleased to announce, finally, that all proposed OWASP Summer of Code's
2008 reviewers have been confirmed by OWASP Board.


It should have been done before, at least a couple of weeks ago but,
unfortunately, given the complexity of the process - taking into
consideration the new OWASP assessment criteria, 70 reviewers were matched
with 33 projects -   it wasn't possible. 


Therefore, I would like to thank you all for your patience and support and,
particularly, those who, even without OWASP Board's confirmation, have
accepted the risk and have already finished their review. 


With respect to the review process, I take the opportunity to suggest to you
a couple of recommendations, as following:


-  keep the project template page updated at all times with all relevant
links, documents and contents.

-  keep the project template page updated at all times with all relevant
commentaries made during the review work.

- Use always the project mailing list to exchange emails regarding all
matters related with the project progress or review.


Furthermore, studying the review process methodology, I found a couple of
links that I thought that could be of help. For your consideration:

-   <http://www.processimpact.com/articles/revu_sins.html> Seven Deadly Sins
of Software Reviews,

mwRtMFy4ixHfiLN5-Cd3uYvr5rQ&hl=en> Scientific Papers and Presentations,

fdf4iPCbEQOE-bc8AGoHN2mOx7Q> Virtual peer review: teaching and learning
about writing in online environments,

V9E8EnhJ6O4QAf5uYqS5L0PBAIQ> Software testing and continuous quality


On another note, regarding the payment process please pay attention to the


- I will be waiting for a project's leader email stating that the
self-review and the two reviews were finished. 

-  Thereafter, I will request the payment, the Board will approve and Alison
will pay.

- Please, as soon as possible, send your postal address and Pay Pal
reference off to Alison ( <mailto:alison.mcnamee at owasp.org>
alison.mcnamee at owasp.org). Those who have already sent it to me do not need
to repeat the dispatch.

- Payments to American SoC's participants can be made by check.

- The payment status for all and each project can be followed
<http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key=pAX6n7m2zaTXOoAbaMx5CSA> here.


Regarding the  <https://www.owasp.org/index.php/OWASP_EU_Summit_2008> OWASP
EU Summit 2008 organization, even though the process it is also delayed, the
logistics contacts have begun and the Portuguese
<http://www.gulbenkian.pt/index.php?article=366> Caloust Gulbenkian was
contacted. In addition, the process of building a team to assume the
responsibility for this event was begun and the initial discussion can be
seen  <https://lists.owasp.org/pipermail/owasp-summit-europe-2008/> here.


Therefore, please don't forget that we expect the final project deliveries
ready by, maximum, 15th September, to publicly present them at the referred


To conclude, please, be aware that, between July 28 and August 8, I have
planned to have two weeks holiday.  :-) Hence, if you have urgent matters
for me to deal with you have two weeks. 


I wish you all good work.


Many thanks, best regards


Paulo Coimbra, 

 <https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Main_Page> OWASP Foundation Project


OWASP AppSec NYC 2008 is coming...  are you ready?









-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://lists.owasp.org/pipermail/owasp-board/attachments/20080714/fbbfe3de/attachment-0002.html>

More information about the Owasp-board mailing list