[Owasp-board] Hypothetical sponsorship opportunity

Dave Wichers dave.wichers at owasp.org
Thu May 6 16:10:22 UTC 2010

The Top 10 project didn't use the funds. I'm not sure how we would have used
it as we really don't have any outside expenses for the project. I'd rather
spend that money on other projects also important to me, like ESAPI.




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[mailto:owasp-board-bounces at lists.owasp.org] On Behalf Of Tom Brennan
Sent: Thursday, May 06, 2010 9:54 AM
To: Kate Hartmann
Cc: OWASP Foundation Board List
Subject: Re: [Owasp-board] Hypothetical sponsorship opportunity


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



kate.hartmann at owasp.org

Skype:  kate.hartmann1


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[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:





 Do you have guidance for me, please?




Paulo Coimbra,

 <https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Main_Page> OWASP Project Manager


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