[Owasp-board] TGIF

Dave Wichers dave.wichers at owasp.org
Mon Aug 1 20:49:17 UTC 2011


In addition to providing all the services Aspect currently provides, Dave
Wichers was the OWASP Conferences Chair for 5 years, and still supports the
OWASP conferences, but at a much lower level of effort given the strong
support provided by the Global Conferences Committee.

Here is what Aspect is current providing to OWASP for free:

* In addition to his role on the OWASP board, Dave Wichers is effectively
the OWASP CFO. He reviews and signs all contracts and signs all checks, and
sends all paypal payments (in order to maintain two person controls over all
funds dispersed from OWASP). He also works with Kate/Alison, on the overall
OWASP budget and supports each of the 3rd party audits that has been done on
* Aspect established and provides oversight over OWASP's accounting and
payroll practices, reviewing the work done by Alison quarterly or
* Aspect provides misc administrative support (we send and receive packages
and faxes, answer phones, etc.).
* Aspect established and manages all OWASP employee benefits plans (health
insurance, STD/LTD, health savings accounts, cell phone plan).
* Larry Casey provides Admin support for all of OWASP's IT needs.


-----Original Message-----
From: owasp-board-bounces at lists.owasp.org
[mailto:owasp-board-bounces at lists.owasp.org] On Behalf Of Tom Brennan
Sent: Saturday, July 30, 2011 10:15 AM
To: Jeff Williams
Cc: OWASP Foundation Board List
Subject: Re: [Owasp-board] TGIF

The audit of the supporter categories revealed there are seven primary
buckets each defined differently

Project Leaders 

Chapter Leaders 

Global Committee Members

Individual Members

For corporate supporters matching 5k checks to supporters was easy in the
past and current term for 12 months we needed to remove many logos and and
add missing ones to clean that up.

Barter in trade is defined as tied to a contract.  Re:Aspect, Dave tasked
Andy on this 60 days ago, no update has happened to date. (seems a barter in
trade invoice for rent at $900 per month would be simple or block of IT
support hours for management would be simple to define this.   Since this
category is not one defined at:
https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Membership these must provide undisputed
value in barter-trade in excess of the annual supporter fee and approved by
vote of the membership committee and board.   

There is also a call into Jeff Payne at Coveros on that the other undefined

The ones that needs even more attention is the university supporters to get
them actively engaged with the GEC next. We have updated and added lots of
logos that have requested supporter status but the metrics in projects,
chapters, connections is are harder to measure health today.

Agreed it's important to illustrate clearly what and how X catagory is
measured, counted for transparency hence the categories and tabs  now being
centrally tracked by multiple employees and contractors and volunteers
jdElOeE82X25PbmdUX2lPcnZVanhFTFE&hl=en_US&pli=1#gid=5  this transparency
removes stigmas, rumors and misinformation.

I believe that ongoing innovation and ongoing contribution using the
platform of OWASP will always highlight the most progressive community
members and highlighting organizations like UPS, ADP and other consumers is
critical to the ecosystem.

Semper Fi,

Tom Brennan
Tel: 973-202-0122

On Jul 30, 2011, at 12:36 AM, "Jeff Williams" <jeff.williams at owasp.org>

> Hi Tom,
> I've asked Dave to put together a list of what Aspect is currently 
> donating without reimbursement.  We're both out of the office this 
> week, but we'll get it to you soon.  It's important that this is
> I think separating out the barter-in-trade members on the front page 
> sends the wrong message.  Why are we doing this?
> --Jeff
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owasp-board-bounces at lists.owasp.org
> [mailto:owasp-board-bounces at lists.owasp.org] On Behalf Of Tom Brennan
> Sent: Friday, July 29, 2011 3:53 PM
> To: OWASP Foundation Board List
> Subject: [Owasp-board] TGIF
> Team,
> We have recently completed the list of individuals, university, 
> barter-in-trade and corporate supporters effort as you know and 
> updated logos on the wiki
> https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Template:OWASP_Members_Horizontal
> What we are lacking is details on what Barter-In-Trade is defined as 
> for (2)
> organizations:  Coveros and Aspect of the (4) organizations currently 
> listed.
> details are logged here:  
> https://spreadsheets.google.com/a/owasp.org/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Ag5Zl
> oRZ0Sm
> jdElOeE82X25PbmdUX2lPcnZVanhFTFE&hl=en_US&pli=1#gid=5
> For Blackhat as a example there was a $22k 2011 contract negotiated, 
> for Salesforce there was a $15k annual contract negotiated and 
> Rackspace and Akamai are in progress and will be posted shortly.
> Jeff/Dave can you help to quantify the barter-in-trade item for Aspect 
> Security (this is exactly part of the inquiry that you have seen from 
> people concerning showing quickbooks data)  and what is the 
> arrangement with Coveros exactly "contributing a development tool (as 
> a service) to the ESAPI and other Java projects." is not very clear.
> Thanks in advance guys, this has been a long road to this point.
> Hope to see some of you in Vegas next week ~  next OWASP meeting is 
> 8-Aug
> https://www.owasp.org/index.php/August_8,_2011
> ~Brennan
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