[Owasp-board] Guidelines for OWASP leaders attendance of OWASP Conferences

dinis cruz dinis.cruz at owasp.org
Mon Sep 28 17:26:40 UTC 2009


Yes, Yes, Yes
Thanks Kate for noting that. We need to add the option for
these 'honorary members' to pay that 50 USD

for example I (who am not a currently OWASP member) will pay it :)

Dinis

2009/9/28 Kate Hartmann <kate.hartmann at owasp.org>

>  I’m okay.  I suggest we at lease mention to the “honorary members” that
> they can still donate their $50 to the foundation. J
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> *From:* owasp-board-bounces at lists.owasp.org [mailto:
> owasp-board-bounces at lists.owasp.org] *On Behalf Of *dinis cruz
> *Sent:* Monday, September 28, 2009 1:16 PM
> *To:* jeff.williams at owasp.org
> *Cc:* OWASP Foundation Board List; Global Projects Committee
> *Subject:* Re: [Owasp-board] Guidelines for OWASP leaders attendance of
> OWASP Conferences
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> Hi Jeff, I absolutely agree that in the future we need to tie this to the
> Project Health (in fact I was just talking about this with Paulo and we were
> thinking that this could be the 'carrot' we lost (or are about to lose) when
> we move the OWASP SoC money to pay for 'non-OWASP leaders related work')
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> In fact if you look at the caveat I added here:
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> *'post AppSec DC conference' - from Nov 09, and once a year there after, the
> OWASP Chapter and Project Committees will be expected to first create a
> criteria to allocate memberships (based on they contributions over the past
> year) and then use it to produce an annual list of Individuals who should
> be allocated an Free 1 Year 'Honorary Individual Membership'. This list
> should then be submitted for vote and approval*
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> I've included the provision for us to add the Health Criteria for next
> year's batch of Free 1 Year 'Honorary Individual Membership'
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> BUT, I really think that it will be massively unproductive and
> un-Community-Building for us to try to do this for the past projects, and I
> recommend that we try to be as fair as we can be with current/past
> contributions, and even, allocate these 1 Year memberships to
> project/chapter leaders that have done quite a lot of work/contributions for
> OWASP in the past but have been MIA for the last year(s).
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> Again remember that this 2009 'owasp leader membership clearing effort'  is
> a 1-off exercise. At the moment both Chapter and Project Committee have the
> responsibility to come up with the proposed 2009 list of 'Honorary
> Individual Membership' so lets see what they come up with :)
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> Seba just IMed me saying he is ok with this.
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> Dave, Tom and Kate, what are your views? (Paulo can also chip-in of course,
> but I just spoke to him and he was OK with this :)  )
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> Dinis
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> 2009/9/28 Jeff Williams <jeff.williams at owasp.org>
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> Hi – this is great.  I’m really glad we can do this for the leaders in our
> community!
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> Since anyone can start an OWASP project by creating a web page, we’re
> probably going to have to limit it somehow. We absolutely want to encourage
> anyone to start a project anytime.  Like venture capitalists we can nurture
> these along and some may grow to greatness.  But I don’t want people to
> abuse the benefit by creating a project just to get free conference
> admission.
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> I believe the answer is in the project health and project release criteria.
> I suggest that we limit it to projects with Level 2 health or "Stable"
> release quality releases. We should reserve the right to change this in the
> future. This is a very nice incentive to get people to move up the criteria
> levels.
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> --Jeff
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> *From:* owasp-board-bounces at lists.owasp.org [mailto:
> owasp-board-bounces at lists.owasp.org] *On Behalf Of *dinis cruz
> *Sent:* Monday, September 28, 2009 12:06 PM
> *To:* OWASP Foundation Board List
> *Cc:* Global Projects Committee
> *Subject:* [Owasp-board] Guidelines for OWASP leaders attendance of OWASP
> Conferences
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> Ok, guys following the AppSec DC threads around members/leaders/etc. here
> is what I propose (first draft for your comments)
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> *Title: Guidelines for OWASP leaders attendance of OWASP Conferences*
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> In recognition of the enormous value provided to OWASP by its leaders
> (projects, chapters, committee & board members) , and the fact that it is
> beneficial for all that these leaders actively participate on one or more OWASP-organized
> conferences<http://www.owasp.org/index.php/Category:OWASP_AppSec_Conference>(16 in 2009), OWASP would like to propose the following 'operation
> guidelines' for facilitating the *leaders participation at OWASP
> conferences:*
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>    - All leaders who currently enjoy an 'OWASP Honorary individual
>    membership' (see details below) apply for a 'FREE' participation on as many
>    Conferences he/she is able to attend
>    - By 'FREE' we mean that there is NO (i.e. zero) cost for the OWASP
>    leader, but internally OWASP is marking up this cost between $100 USD and
>    $300 USD (depending on the conference) which cover the 'participation costs'
>    of a conference attendee (vunue, refreshments, lunch,etc..) .
>    - In order to simplify the process and to remove the potential
>    financial burden, this cost will NOT be allocated/paid by the Conference
>    Organizers, but will be covered by (in order of preference):
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>     - a local chapter that has funds and wants to 'sponsor' a particular
>       leader to attend a conference (in most cases this should be in 'exchange' of
>       a chapter presentation of a debrief of what happened at the conference). See
>       'Notes for chapter with budgets' below
>       - a direct sponsorship of the leader's main employer or 3rd party
>       company that wishes to sponsor OWASP leaders
>       - OWASP on the Move funds
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>    - In order to maximize OWASP resources and efforts, the following would
>    be expected from the OWASP Leader:
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>     - Submit a presentation proposal with the conference RFP time period
>       (note that a separate thread (& guidelines) will be required to define the
>       recommended process (for conference organizers) to deal with these OWASP
>       Leaders presentations)
>       - Allow the conference to include the leader name in its marketing
>       efforts, i.e.: *"...come to the XYZ conference where you will be
>       able to meet personally the following OWASP leaders: {name - project}, {name
>       - project}, {name - project}, {name - project} .."*
>       - Help as much as possible the local organization team (conferences
>       are a LOT of work, and extra pair of hands are always necessary)
>       - If there is an OWASP-Stand, help with the 'manning the stand'
>       - Actively promote the conference in Blogs, Tweets, local chapters
>       and press
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>    - To help with the OWASP Leader participation, and if required, OWASP
>    central (i.e. Kate) can send an 'official invitation letter' requesting that
>    the leader's employer allows the conference participation under company's
>    time (versus holiday time)
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>     - Depending on the level of sponsorship given to the leader by its
>       employer, the conference organizers should add the leader's employer as a
>       conference sponsor (note: at the moment there is no standard name for these
>       type of sponsorships)
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> *Notes for chapter with budgets*:
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> The chapters that currently have budget available (see this document for
> the current list of funds available to local chapters)<http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key=p6IFyntQTi7t-yH-peiD8Aw&pli=1>,
> can and is encouraged (at the discretion of the chapter leader AND its local
> community) to use its funds to:
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>    - 'Pay' the OWASP internal conference participation cost (100 USD to
>    300 USD) of the current Chapter Leader(s)
>    - Cover part of the current Chapter Leader(s) travel expenses to attend
>    the conference (the current guidelines are 250 USD for local travel (in US
>    or in Europe) and 500 for International Travel (Europe-> US, in Asia, etc)
>    - 'Sponsor' a particular OWASP Project leader to attend the OWASP
>    conference in exchange for a participation at their chapter (this could be a
>    presentation, a training session, etc...)
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> *Notes on "Who is eligible for OWASP Honorary individual membership'*
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> Contributions to OWASP are highly valuable, so in order to recognize its
> effort OWASP is allocating 'Honorary Individual Memberships' (i.e. Free
> memberships) to:
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>    - OWASP Board Members
>    - OWASP Committee Members
>    - OWASP Chapter Leaders*
>    - OWASP Projects Leaders*
>    - Individuals with Special Contributions to OWASP*
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>  * The allocation of  'Honorary Individual Memberships' is going to be
> implemented in two phases
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>    - 'pre AppSec DC conference' (i.e. now) - For historical reasons OWASP
>    chapter and projects leaders were not made OWASP Members in the past. So in
>    an effort to clean up the past and start with a clean state, the OWASP
>    Projects and Membership Committees is currently creating a list of ALL
>    active and past project and chapter leaders who will be given a Free 1 Year
>    OWASP Individual Membership
>    - 'post AppSec DC conference' - from Nov 09, and once a year there
>    after, the OWASP Chapter and Project Committees will be expected to first
>    create a criteria to allocate memberships (based on they contributions over
>    the past year) and then use it to produce an annual list of Individuals who
>    should be allocated an Free 1 Year 'Honorary Individual Membership'. This
>    list should then be submitted for vote and approval
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> OK, guys, what do you think?
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> I'm taking this opportunity to create a set of guidelines to handle all
> similar type of requests.
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> Note that I'm involving the Owasp on The Move (OoTM) as the clearing house
> for OWASP Leaders sponsorships since that program is still quite under-used
> and fits nicely with what we are trying to do here (the only change is that
> for 'OWASP leaders participation at OWASP conferences', the OnTM funds are
> ONLY used to cover the OWASP internal conference participation cost (100 USD
> to 300 USD) )
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> Dinis
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