[Owasp-board] Ammendment to ByLaws

Jason Li jason.li at owasp.org
Wed Aug 24 17:10:11 UTC 2011


Fair enough - it would just be good to have clarity :)

-Jason

On Wed, Aug 24, 2011 at 1:05 PM, Eoin <eoin.keary at owasp.org> wrote:

> Yes matt and I attended meetings but were not board members until jan
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> On 23 Aug 2011, at 22:33, Jason Li <jason.li at owasp.org> wrote:
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> Agreed with Kate that we have an increasing number of instances where
> "spirit of" isn't enough.
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> OWASP is a growing organization and part of that maturation process needs
> to be documenting things better. All OWASPers need to be able to follow
> what's going on - not just a few select "first-class" OWASP citizens in the
> "inner circle".
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> The Jan-1 timeframe wasn't captured on the election page, and my first
> impression was that it would be effective in Sept (the ambiguity is why I
> asked for clarification on the last Board call about the effective date of
> the election).
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> Based on previous election history in 2009, as far as I know Matt and Eoin
> jumped onto the December Board meeting immediately following the November
> election (<https://www.owasp.org/index.php/OWASP_Board_Meeting_December_1,_2009_Agenda>
> https://www.owasp.org/index.php/OWASP_Board_Meeting_December_1,_2009_Agenda
> ).
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> I'm not necessarily saying that Michael should jump on the Board meeting in
> September --- just that clarification by Board declaration would be useful.
>
> -Jason
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> On Tue, Aug 23, 2011 at 4:33 PM, Kate Hartmann < <kate.hartmann at owasp.org>
> kate.hartmann at owasp.org> wrote:
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>> I understand the why, and this proposed amendment did not come from me –
>> personally - but as it was pointed out, the ByLaws that had been approved by
>> the Board State something different than the January 1 date, so to remove
>> any unnecessary confusion, an amendment for this year’s election and Board
>> Term is necessary.****
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>> There have been too many instances recently where “the spirit of the
>> process” doesn’t mean anything.  If it’s not documented, then it never
>> happened…****
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>> Kate Hartmann****
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>> Operations Director****
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>> 301-275-9403****
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>> www.owasp.org ****
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>> Skype:  Kate.hartmann1****
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>> *From:* Tom Brennan [mailto: <tomb at owasp.org>tomb at owasp.org]
>> *Sent:* Tuesday, August 23, 2011 4:24 PM
>> *To:* Kate Hartmann
>> *Cc:* OWASP Foundation Board List
>> *Subject:* Re: [Owasp-board] Ammendment to ByLaws****
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>> Kate,  ****
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>> Going from no roles to roles and responsibilities is a big shift... The
>> spirit of the process was always 2 years as of 1-Jan ****
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>> <https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Membership/2011Election>
>> https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Membership/2011Election****
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>> and why Sept is an important meeting to hash this stuff out, budgets, HR
>> issues etc. Everyone will be in attendance + mike in person less Seba and he
>> can dial in if needed BrewCon was a conflict for him.****
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>> Follow as approved - discussion at AppSec ****
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>> On Aug 23, 2011, at 3:54 PM, "Kate Hartmann" < <kate.hartmann at owasp.org>
>> kate.hartmann at owasp.org> wrote:****
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>> Current Board,****
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>>  ****
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>> The bylaws were voted into effect by the current Board of Directors.  The
>> ByLaws State:  ****
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>>  ****
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>> SECTION 2.02 Election and Term of Office. Each Board member will serve for
>> a term of 2 years.****
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>> The role of the Board Members shall be elected by the Board of Directors
>> at the first meeting following****
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>> the election of the Board of Directors. If the election of officers shall
>> not be held at such meeting, such****
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>> election shall be held as soon thereafter as conveniently may be. Each
>> officer shall hold that role until****
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>> the next election has been completed.****
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>>  ****
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>> This means that the newly elected Board of Directors would be assigned at
>> the September 5th Board Meeting.  However, the new Bylaws also included
>> the Roles that would be assigned, but there is no internal information that
>> would explain the level of responsibility for these roles within the Board
>> of Directors.****
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>>  ****
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>> Additionally, the Term of the Board of Directors, as stated in the ByLaws,
>> is implied as beginning immediately.****
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>>  ****
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>> So, a vote must be taken by the Board of Directors to either follow the
>> ByLaws as written and approved, or to amend the ByLaws to more clearly state
>> a transition and effective date for the newly elected Board Members.****
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>>  ****
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>> Please vote YES or NO on the following Amendment to the current ByLaws:**
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>> The term of the Board of Directors will begin January 1 of the next
>> calendar year and continue for 24 months.****
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>>  ****
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>> Kate Hartmann****
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>> Operations Director****
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>> 301-275-9403****
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>> <http://www.owasp.org>www.owasp.org ****
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>> Skype:  Kate.hartmann1****
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>>  ****
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