[Owasp-board] [GPC] Online Committee member questionaire

dinis cruz dinis.cruz at owasp.org
Mon Sep 21 17:37:01 UTC 2009

Opps, that went first to the Global education committee :)
Doesn't matter, it is all OWASP :)


2009/9/21 dinis cruz <dinis.cruz at owasp.org>

> Jason, I understand your worries, but this questionnaire and the 'public
> review of OWASP leadership' performance is also very important to build a
> strong OWASP community.
> Remember that as the value of being associated with OWASP (as a project
> leader, chapter leader, committee member or board member) grows, the more we
> have to make sure that the people who can claim such leadership tag DO
> deserve that tag. And if we DON'T do that, the value of OWASP leadership
> gets diluted to the average of the lowest-common-denominator of those
> leaders.
> We (OWASP) need to do this type of review for all leadership positions. The
> reason we are starting with the Committee members is because it is the
> 'easier' of them all (i.e. when compared to chapters, projects and board)
> Once we get this review right, the next in line is the review of the
> Chapter's leadership. Remember that if there are any problems raised by this
> review, those problems WERE ALREADY THERE, and are time-bombs that WILL
> explode in the future (by raising the problems earlier (via the
> questionnaire), we hopefully defuse some of those issues and will be able to
> handle them in a professional, independent and transparent way).
> What I like about this 'public review' is that it allows for a transparent
> analysis of what is going on, and allows OWASP to promote the great work
> done by the (in this case) selected Committee individuals (one of the
> outcomes that I would like to see at the end of this questionnaire is a list
> of '*Outstanding work performed by Committee'* members, so that we (OWASP)
> *c**an publicly thank them** (and their employers)* for their time,
> effort, energy and deliverables (Jason, I expect to see you on this list :)
> )
> We can talk about this tonight, but I really don't want to cover the WHY
> and prefer to focus on the HOW.
> One point I would like to stress, is that when Matt (who volunteered to
> take this task) and Paulo execute this, they will do it as representatives
> of the 'OWASP Board' and not as GPC members.
> Dinis
> 2009/9/21 Jason Li <jason.li at owasp.org>
> Before we dive into this, I think we need to start playing the PR game with
>> our committee.
>> We're already getting flack on the leaders list based on the project
>> assessments.
>> This committee member evaluation doesn't really come under the
>> responsibility of the GPC and given the current perception, I don't think
>> it's in our interests to associate ourselves as the managers or purveyor's
>> of this evaluation The committee member evaluation proposal, while
>> necessary, is going up the same line of adding overhead and bureaucracy to
>> The GPC should not be seen as a committee that just sits around and makes
>> things more complicated for everyone without adding any value.
>> Of course I know that's not what we do - but what we're perceived to do is
>> almost as important as what we actually do when it comes to fostering a
>> strong OWASP community.
>> -Jason
>> On Mon, Sep 21, 2009 at 1:02 PM, dinis cruz <dinis.cruz at owasp.org> wrote:
>>> Matt and Paulo
>>> On the topic of
>>> https://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?formkey=ckdDbXE0bkxPM3dkbDZvSmFNWVBGcnc6MAwe need to beta test this before we send it to all Committee members.
>>> Btw, Paulo (or Matt), you have the emails of all current Committee
>>> members?
>>> Note: We must make sure Kate is involved in this, since managing the
>>> Committee members is part of her world :)
>>> Dinis
>>> _______________________________________________
>>> Global-projects-committee mailing list
>>> Global-projects-committee at lists.owasp.org
>>> https://lists.owasp.org/mailman/listinfo/global-projects-committee
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