[Owasp-board] Fwd: DRAFT Membership model announcement email text

Dinis Cruz dinis.cruz at owasp.org
Sun Feb 1 17:42:17 UTC 2009


Looks good to me too. Great stuff tom.

What are your PR plan for this? For the summit we collected a large  
number of PR contacts (for example from the NYC lists) which would me  
good to contact

Dinis Cruz

On 1 Feb 2009, at 04:09, "Jeff Williams" <jeff.williams at owasp.org>  
wrote:

> Looks good to me.  Thanks for all the hard work on this.
>
> --Jeff
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owasp-board-bounces at lists.owasp.org
> [mailto:owasp-board-bounces at lists.owasp.org] On Behalf Of Tom Brennan
> Sent: Friday, January 30, 2009 3:39 PM
> To: OWASP Foundation Board List
> Cc: Dan Cornell
> Subject: [Owasp-board] Fwd: DRAFT Membership model announcement  
> email text
>
> Any edits to this folks before Kate sending this out to OWASP-ALL on
> Monday to kick off the membership drive?
>
>
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Dan Cornell <dan at denimgroup.com>
> Date: Fri, Jan 30, 2009 at 12:08 PM
> Subject: DRAFT Membership model announcement email text
> To: tomb at owasp.org, Michael Coates <michael.coates at owasp.org>, Kate
> Hartmann <kate.hartmann at owasp.org>
> Cc: Dan Cornell <dan at denimgroup.com>, dan.cornell at owasp.org
>
>
> All:
>
> Here is some draft text I put together based on Tom's original email  
> to
> the OWASP-Leaders list.  The thinking is that Jeff or another Board
> member can just take this and send to OWASP-All on Monday for the  
> formal
> announcement.  Please feel free to edit/modify/add as desired.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Dan
>
> ====================
>
> A tremendous amount of effort and care has built OWASP Foundation  
> since
> 2001 and as we start 2009 the spotlight to lead the application  
> security
> charge.  Worldwide people and peer organizations are utilizing OWASP
> guides, tools and attending local chapters events and conferences to
> hear about OWASP projects and connecting with peers. Collectively we  
> are
> a respected and professional association with a unified voice of peers
> with a wisdom of crowds.
>
> In 2009+ your continued volunteerism efforts and the external  
> support of
> individual membership/supporters enable OWASP Foundation Inc., to
> continue the mission in raising visibility of application security.  
> As a
> result of the working with members and supporters worldwide I am  
> pleased
> to officially unveil the foundation approved 2009 OWASP membership  
> model
> for 2009.
>
> FULL DETAILS where else... but the OWASP WIKI ;)  see:
> http://www.owasp.org/index.php/Membership
>
> Requests to join OWASP Foundation as a organization of peers and in a
> professional manner have also risen. Today there are over 2500 on the
> Linked'In business networking group close to 10,000 persons on
> mailing lists and local chapters attendance is on the rise.
>
> For formal memberships we have actually reduced the individual
> membership fees by 50% to $50.00 USD for a "individual" 12 month
> membership.  New members receive a new member pack with their  
> membership
> card and certificate, an OWASP DVD, t-shirt, pen and tote bag.
> Individual members also receive 10% off OWASP conferences.
>
> For organizations being publicly recognized as an  "OWASP Supporter"
> requires only a donation of $5000.00 USD. This category is also 100%
> non-profit tax deductible donation.
>
> In addition, Universities can become University Supporters by  
> providing
> space for OWASP meetings twice per year and agreeing to include OWASP
> materials in their curriculum.  University supporters get their  
> logos on
> the OWASP website.
>
> OWASP has grown tremendously over the past years and, with help from  
> our
> Members we can continue that growth.
>
>
>
>
>
> -- 
> Tom Brennan
> Board Member
> OWASP Foundation
> Tel: 973-795-1046 x112
> Url: www.owasp.org
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