[Owasp-board] IMPORTANT: Summit fund raising initiative almost ready, please review

dinis cruz dinis.cruz at owasp.org
Wed Jan 12 16:43:42 UTC 2011


Board

Ok, so now that the Summit is in full swing and we have allocated our first
round of funding for our leaders (in addition to the Active Committee
Members, OWASP board, OWASP Employees, Summit team and leaders sponsored by
their chapter), we are ready to launch a Wikipedia inspired sponsorship
drive.

To kickstart this I asked Jeff and Jim to write two 'Personal Requests'
(just like Wikipedia did) and here are their versions:


   - A personal request by Jeff
Williams<http://www.owasp.org/index.php/Summit_2011/Funding/Jeff_Williams>
   - A personal request by Jim
Manico<http://www.owasp.org/index.php/Summit_2011/Funding/Jim_Manico>


There is also this 'A request by OWASP' which I'm not 100% happy with (Tony
UV wrote it) http://www.owasp.org/index.php/Summit_2011/Funding/OWASP (can
somebody rewrite this?)

Why should be do this?

   - get additional funds to pay for the other OWASP Leaders and Key
   Industry players that we would still like to take to the Summit
   - maybe (if we get a lot of donations) recoup some of the money OWASP is
   currently investing in the Summit
   - see if OWASP is able to create an independent revenue stream, that is
   100% driven by its community, and is independent from any vendor, company or
   conference (this was one of Wikipedia's core arguments to do this on their
   website).

The idea is to put the banner that you see at the top of each request page,
on either:
  a) the place used by the current Ads on the OWASP website (home page and
chapter page)
  b) EVERY page at OWASP, to maximize coverage and impact (this is what
WikiPedia does)

My proposal is that we use mode b), and view this as an experiment to see if
it works.

On the topic of banners, which one do you prefer? The one in Jeff's page
(with a more traditional Summit logo) or the one in Jim's (with a yellow
variation of the Summit's logo)

As you can see, time is of the essence, so can we try to get this done and
approved in the next 24h?

Dinis Cruz
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