[Owasp-board] Fwd: Questions?

Seba seba at owasp.org
Tue Oct 5 15:49:44 UTC 2010


Jeff, Tom, Matt, Dinis, Dave,

Can you let us know when the F2F board meeting fits your agenda in Nov?
http://www.doodle.com/9atdqcqx2ffvnds3

Thx

Seba

On Tue, Oct 5, 2010 at 2:21 PM, Eoin <eoin.keary at owasp.org> wrote:
> This is something I want to tackle at the face-2-face board meeting in
> November. Its our main agenda item I believe.
>
> A 3 year plan. Lets define a strategy for each committee or at least help
> them to.
>
> A few issues I see:
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> We are still too inward looking - GIC  should help with this & ???
> We are still to reactive and not proactive enough
> The (ISC)2/OWASP survey shall also assist in trend analysis and industry
> requirements.
> We still take on new projects but don't seem to focus on existing ones.
> Do we have a well publicised code of ethics?  - I am thinking CH etc on this
> one.
> Do we have a charter defining our purpose,direction and road map?
> We need to get more professional and not appear as a loose group of open
> source enthusiasts who "do" the "Top 10", we do much more.......
> We need to focus on what the industry requires. Be relevant or die.
> Industry relevance = membership increase = corporate membership = industry
> relevance
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> Lets refresh the organisations direction etc for 2011
>
> Eoin
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> On 5 October 2010 12:52, Jeff Williams <jeff.williams at owasp.org> wrote:
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>> All,
>>
>>
>>
>> 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.
>>
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>> 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.
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>> --Jeff
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>> From: bradcausey at gmail.com [mailto:bradcausey at gmail.com] On Behalf Of Brad
>> Causey
>> Sent: Monday, October 04, 2010 2:03 PM
>> To: Jeff Williams
>> Subject: Re: Questions?
>>
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>>
>> Jeff,
>>
>> 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:
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>> - 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!
>> Thanks.
>>
>>
>> -Brad Causey
>> CISSP, MCSE, C|EH, CIFI, CGSP
>>
>> http://www.owasp.org
>> --
>> "Si vis pacem, para bellum"
>> --
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