[Owasp-board] VOTE REQUESTED: Revised Chapter Handbook

Sarah Baso sarah.baso at owasp.org
Wed Dec 28 13:17:02 UTC 2011


Email addresses- I think this is a membership committee question and not
chapters. For chapters, I give chapter leaders email addresses and do not
revoke or cancel when they step down...so current AND past leaders have
email addresses.

Geographic area- so far this has been handled on a case by case basis ( if
2 chapters in one city). Generally, a chapter can start as being broad
(state/metro area) but as it grows may be broken up into more chapters that
are in each city...It is hard to put a "rule" on it that would apply world
wide without being unnecessarily complicated.

Is the handbook a "ok" from you? we need one more yes vote to move forward
(we have 3 so far).


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On Dec 28, 2011, at 7:06 AM, Eoin <eoin.keary at owasp.org> wrote:

Happy Christmas all,
A few Questions (apologies if these are addressed already):

email addresses: only paid up members? Are we going to revoke emails from
non paid members.?

Chapters: are there restrictions or criterion on a chapter catchment area?
Density or clusters of chapters? Eg. Would it be ok for NY to have 20
chapters??? So how is the geographic area defined??? Rule if thumb or
committee or board or local consensus?

On 27 Dec 2011, at 18:43, Sarah Baso <sarah.baso at owasp.org> wrote:

Board -
The Global Chapters Committee has approved a revised Chapter Handbook as
posted here:
(PDF version is attached as well).

I realize many of you are likely on holiday this week, but I am hoping that
you can vote on whether to approve the new handbook ( vote "yes" or
"approve" for us to move forward with the document as it currently exists)

Please note that the committee has already had a period for open comment
from the community and considered those suggestions with this revised
draft.  Only section 2 is "mandatory" for chapters and the rest of the
handbook is recommendations/suggestions for running a successful chapter.

Thanks for your prompt attention to this as I would like to have it wrapped
up by the end of the week.

Sarah Baso

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Sarah Baso <sarah.baso at owasp.org>
Date: Wed, Dec 21, 2011 at 11:12 PM
Subject: Chapter Handbook Vote Results & Updated Draft
To: L Gustavo C Barbato <lgbarbato at owasp.org>, Seba Deleersnyder <
seba at owasp.org>, Mandeep Khera <mkhera at owasp.org>, Andrew van der Stock <
vanderaj at gmail.com>, Ivy Zhang 张平 <ivy at owasp.org.cn>, Tin Zaw <
tin.zaw at owasp.org>, Josh Sokol <josh.sokol at owasp.org>, Puneet Mehta <
puneet.mehta at owasp.org>
Cc: Kate Hartmann <kate.hartmann at owasp.org>, kelly.santalucia at owasp.org,
alison mcnamee <alison.shrader at owasp.org>, Michael Coates <
michael.coates at owasp.org>, eoin keary <eoin.keary at owasp.org>

Global Chapters Committee Members -

Thanks to all of you who got your votes in for the handbook - Gustavo,
Seba, Ivy, Puneet, Tin, and Josh.  Mandeep and Andrew, if you would like to
cast a vote for the record or have any minor edits, let me know by Friday.

The *Chapter Handbook is approved* with some minor edits.

   -  I have made most of the edits suggested with the exceptions noted
   below  (my comments appear in red).  The new draft of the handbook appears
   there is a copy attached). *Unless I receive further comments or
   requested (minor) edits before Friday, I will be sending it to the Board in
   this form for approval.*

   - A full record of the votes appears here:
   a tabulation of all the votes is attached).

   - *

   For your records - Chapter Handbook v2 0.04 with community comments
   appears here:



Section 2.2

--Approved with minor edits: In my Opinion one meeting per quarter is
achievable  (PM)
--Approved with minor edits: I prefer 1, but not a breaking point for me

The number of meetings was a non-trivial part of this section, and since 4
people approved "2" as the minimum number of required numbers and Seba
preferred 1 (but not a breaking point), I left the number at 2.

Section 2.3
--I would not make the calendar entry mandatory (SD)
Once again, I see this as a non-trivial part of this section.  5 people
approved "as is" so I left the item in.

Section 2.6
--maybe slightly reword the title, but can't think of a correct phrase that
best represents the paragraph content (SD)
Not sure how it should be reworded, but Seba send your thoughts  or ideas
by Friday otherwise I will leave it as is.

Section 4.3.7
-- Apparently this process for reimbursement has changed.  Kate and Alison
now have a form that you need to submit reimbursements to." (JS)
Not sure if this new process has been approved/finalized by the Board and
ready to roll out.  Waiting for word from Kate and hopefully will insert
new instructions here before I send new handbook out to the Chapter Leaders
after the first of the year. (I will also keep the GCC updated on this)

Section 7.3.6

This would be a good place to mention the new OWASP SurveyMonkey account.

This actually isn't an "OWASP" all account as of right now.  It is just a
conference committee account that I am administering.  The main reason for
this is that it isn't possible to change user permissions and Kate has
entered her cc/personal information to pay for the account, so we don't
want to just send the login (and her cc/personal information) to everyone.
While we may be able to work something out in the future, I think it is
better to leave this out of the handbook.

Sarah Baso
 Administrator for
OWASP Global Conference Committee
OWASP Global Chapter Committee

Dir: 312-869-2779
skype: sarah.baso

Administrator for
OWASP Global Conference Committee
OWASP Global Chapter Committee

Dir: 312-869-2779
skype: sarah.baso


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