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

Jeff Williams jeff.williams at owasp.org
Fri Jan 14 12:54:05 UTC 2011


Yes

--Jeff



On Jan 14, 2011, at 7:02 AM, dinis cruz <dinis.cruz at owasp.org> wrote:

> 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
> A personal request by 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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