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

dinis cruz dinis.cruz at owasp.org
Fri Jan 14 12:02:03 UTC 2011

I vote YES

Dinis Cruz

On 14 January 2011 12:01, dinis cruz <dinis.cruz at owasp.org> wrote:

> 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
> http://www.owasp.org/index.php/Summit_2011/Funding/OWASP a and that it
> will be rewritten before going live. Others 'personal requests' will also be
> added as they are created (and reviewed)
> 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 (currently used on the 'personal request
> page') on  EVERY page at OWASP, to maximize coverage and impact (this is
> what WikiPedia does)
> As you can see, time is of the essence, so can we try to get this approved
> in the next 24h?
> Thanks
> Dinis Cruz
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