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

Dave Wichers dave.wichers at owasp.org
Mon Feb 2 14:33:52 UTC 2009

Looks good to me too.

I made some minor edits to the text, embedded in the original email down


-----Original Message-----
From: owasp-board-bounces at lists.owasp.org
[mailto:owasp-board-bounces at lists.owasp.org] On Behalf Of Dinis Cruz
Sent: Sunday, February 01, 2009 12:42 PM
To: jeff.williams at owasp.org
Cc: OWASP Foundation Board List; Dan Cornell
Subject: Re: [Owasp-board] Fwd: DRAFT Membership model announcement email

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>  

> 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
> ====================
> Since 2001, a tremendous amount of effort and care has built OWASP 
> into a worldwide advocate and resource for application security and as we
start 2009 
> we are in the spotlight as we continue to lead the application security
> charge.  Worldwide, people and peer organizations are utilizing OWASP
> guides, tools, and attending local chapter events and conferences to
> hear about OWASP projects and connect with peers. Collectively, we are  
> a respected and professional association with a unified voice of peers
> following the wisdom of crowds.
> In 2009 and beyond, your continued volunteerism efforts and the external  
> support of
> individual membership/supporters enable OWASP to
> continue its mission of raising the visibility of application security.  
> As a result of working with members and supporters worldwide, I am  
> pleased to officially unveil the OWASP Foundation approved 2009 
> OWASP membership model for 2009.
> FULL DETAILS are, where else... but on the OWASP WIKI ;)  see:
> http://www.owasp.org/index.php/Membership
> Requests to join OWASP as an organization of peers and in a
> professional manner have also risen. Today there are over 2500 people on
> Linked'In business networking group, close to 10,000 people on
> the 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 an "individual" 12 month
> membership.  New members receive a new member pack with a
> 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 a 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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