[Owasp-board] Hypothetical sponsorship opportunity

Tom Brennan tomb at owasp.org
Thu May 6 13:53:37 UTC 2010

This is NOT a Softtek question rather a OWASP membership/projects governance question (also topic for next board meeting - please add it)

Based on below thread; Softtek has allocated 40% of its 2010 annual membership cost to the OWASP 2010, Top 10 Project ?  

If so.. how was that money used in this example? Do we carry a balance sheet for each project as we do for each local chapter as to what projects have what funds from a accouting perspective?  Further does this then mean that the project leader can utilize the funds as needed for the project?

Just want to understand the intention here prior to precedent. It would appear that  any company can BUY sponsorship (logo on page) of any project? If so at what min., cost exactly - need clarification on intention/goal.

On May 6, 2010, at 8:26 AM, Kate Hartmann wrote:

> Sponsorship of a project can work two ways:
> 1.       A company registers as a member and chooses that project during the registration process.  In this case, 40% of the membership fee would go directly to support that project and initiatives.
> 2.      A company can use the PayPal button on the project page to make a straight donation to that project.
> Softtek has already chosen to sponsor the Top 10 project with their membership fees, so they would need to use the donate now button on the project pages.
> It had been decided that, because of the large number of projects, we would put the donate now button on the main project page (which it is) but it can be placed on the individual project page as well.  Let me know if you would like me to do this for these two projects.
> Kate Hartmann
> OWASP Operations Director
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> From: owasp-board-bounces at lists.owasp.org [mailto:owasp-board-bounces at lists.owasp.org] On Behalf Of Paulo Coimbra
> Sent: Wednesday, May 05, 2010 4:14 PM
> To: 'Carlo Pelliccioni'; 'Pravir Chandra'; 'Global Projects Committee'; 'OWASP Foundation Board List'
> Subject: [Owasp-board] Hypothetical sponsorship opportunity
> Pravir, Carlo, Projects Committee, Board,
> I’ve received a contact from the Business Leader for Softtek who has also informed me that he is also in charge of the Softtek Internal Application Security Program in which I have been asked ‘where can [he] I get information on how Softtek can become sponsors of any of those projects?’ referring to these two below:
> http://www.owasp.org/index.php/Category:Software_Assurance_Maturity_Model
> http://www.owasp.org/index.php/Category:OWASP_Backend_Security_Project
>  Do you have guidance for me, please?
> Thanks,
> Paulo Coimbra,
> OWASP Project Manager
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