[Owasp-board] Fwd: Questions?

dinis cruz dinis.cruz at owasp.org
Tue Oct 5 12:28:20 UTC 2010

This is should be one of the key objectives/deliverables from the next
Summit (since we need to agree to this as a group)

Dinis Cruz

On 5 Oct 2010, at 12:52, Jeff Williams <jeff.williams at owasp.org> wrote:


I had a long discussion with Brad and recommended that he write up his
thoughts and send it to me so I could bring it to the Board.

I believe giving more concrete guidance to the committees is absolutely
critical, and not very difficult.  I suggest that we add this to the agenda
for the next Board meeting.


*From:* bradcausey at gmail.com [mailto:bradcausey at gmail.com] *On Behalf Of *Brad
*Sent:* Monday, October 04, 2010 2:03 PM
*To:* Jeff Williams
*Subject:* Re: Questions?


I wanted to mention a concern that I have about the overall direction of
OWASP as an organization.
While I completely love and agree with our Mission statement, we don't have
clearly defined goals for the organization over the next few years.

Setting goals would be beneficial in providing Committee leadership with a
way to align themselves with each other, and with the overall direction of
the organization.
I realize that each committee has its own challenges and goals, however
there may be some things that we can all do to help OWASP overall.

An interesting conversation came up in the planning group for the 2011
summit. We wanted to make sure that we were going to be able to get the most
return for investment at this particular event. During this conversation, we
realized that we didn't really have a clear set of objectives.

A few examples of such goals or objectives would be:

- Bring more projects to stable release
- Make conferences more profitable to benefit the organization
- Bring more documentation to the table
- Improve our flagship projects
- Increase membership

I'm not sure these are the right goals, but they serve as simple examples
that committees and members could use to direction some of the effort being
invested in the organization.

Simple questions to ask would be what do we want from OWASP In the next few
years? Do we want more members, or more projects? Do we want higher quality
project release, or better documentation?

I hope this helps!

-Brad Causey

"Si vis pacem, para bellum"

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