[Owasp-board] Hypothetical sponsorship opportunity

Eoin eoin.keary at owasp.org
Thu May 6 14:05:28 UTC 2010


Totally agree with Tom here re the any company and any project...... sort of
like buying eminence.

Company ABC: " we are sponsors of OWASP projects and tools..." - what does
this mean?

OWASP projects turn into marketing vehicles for the highest bidder!!!!

.


On 6 May 2010 14:53, Tom Brennan <tomb at owasp.org> wrote:

>  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
> 9175 Guilford Road
> Suite 300
> Columbia, MD  21046
>
> 301-275-9403
> kate.hartmann at owasp.org
> Skype:  kate.hartmann1
>
>  *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 <https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Main_Page>
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