[Owasp-board] Meeting Today

Martin Knobloch martin.knobloch at owasp.org
Mon Dec 5 14:36:05 UTC 2011


Same for me, current time or later!

Cheers,
-Martin
On Mon, Dec 5, 2011 at 2:45 PM, Matt Tesauro <matt.tesauro at owasp.org> wrote:

> I can attend at the current time or later if needed.
>
> -- Matt's phone
> On Dec 5, 2011 6:05 AM, "Seba" <seba at owasp.org> wrote:
>
>> I can move, but only later
>>
>> --Seba
>> sent from 'smartphone', typo's are mine.
>> On Dec 5, 2011 12:35 PM, "eoin keary" <eoin.keary at owasp.org> wrote:
>>
>>> Hi,
>>> I can not make it to today's meeting unless you are willing to move it
>>> either way by 1 hour.
>>>
>>> Comments below are in relation to the spreadsheet in googledocs "2012
>>> Budget"
>>> Some, you may disagree with but, it is our job to challenge ad make
>>> robust our strategy and financial position.
>>>
>>>
>>> *Expenditures*:
>>> Summit 2013 - $100K - Should this be in 2012 budget? I believe we need
>>> to do additional fundraising to achieve this funding goal.
>>> The current revenue stream is related to "keeping the lights on".
>>> If we want a summit in 2013 I believe we should think of options to
>>> promote the event and seek corporate sponsorhsip, starting this now means
>>> we have a year to do it.
>>> Do we pay for a 2013 summit from 2012 revenue?
>>> We should should offer corporate members the option of sponsoring the
>>> summit as part of the membership fee? (Say an extra $1000 guarantees them a
>>> ticket to the event, this has obvious benefits for an organisation).
>>> We should offer individual members the option of donating to the summit
>>> when signing up for membership (say $10 for a change to win a summit ticket
>>> for OWASP Summit 2013).
>>> We should approach the large corporates (IE, Goog, Moz, IBM etc) now via
>>> the conferences committee (or board) to ask for summit support citing what
>>> was achieved at the last summit and "how they can help change the face of
>>> application security" by supporting such an event.
>>>
>>> *Connections committee*:
>>> I believe $21K for connections is very expensive? What did it cost last
>>> year? $1000 per month for marketing seems rich unless such funds are
>>> earmarked and there is a plan for it?
>>>
>>> *Membership Committee*:
>>> I think this budget needs to be increased given membership is a direct
>>> revenue source. We need membership: corporate, individual, barter-in-trade,
>>> the more the better and a strategy in getting more members and funding
>>> behind this activity.
>>>
>>> *Conferences Committee*:
>>> Do we need $5K for cameras? Stats show that very few people look at
>>> recorded events!! Sure AppsSec EU videos were not even released even
>>> thought expensive transport costs for the equipment was paid for.
>>> What does event sponsorship support do? why does it cost $10K.
>>> Sponsorship is meant to make money!! :)
>>> Should we continue to support loss making conferences? To what extent.
>>> Do we have a cap of exposure?
>>> Lets increase conference ticket fees and training by 10%
>>>
>>> *Chapters*:
>>> Should we consider a chapter "Summit Tax" which shall help fund the
>>> summit? May chapters out there (including my one) have lots of money and
>>> don't seem to spend it!!
>>>
>>> *Training*:
>>> I believe and after talking to Seba, We need to roll out a training
>>> roadshow across USA/EU
>>> This will work on the 40/60 split but can yield significant revenue for
>>> the foundation. ($50K-$100K per region).
>>> This is ala SANS model and needs to be considered.
>>>
>>> *Membership*:
>>> Lets increase membership by $10 and corporate membership fee by 10%!!
>>> Industry is looking to increase corp membership by 10% ($18K) does the
>>> 2012 budget reflect this?
>>>
>>> -ek
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> --
>>> Global Board Member (Vice Chair)
>>>
>>>
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