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

Seba seba at owasp.org
Fri Jan 14 13:26:40 UTC 2011


ok4me

On Fri, Jan 14, 2011 at 2:06 PM, Thomas Brennan <tomb at owasp.org> wrote:

> thumbs up
>
>  On Jan 14, 2011, at 7:54 AM, Jeff Williams wrote:
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>  Yes
>
> --Jeff
>
>
>
> On Jan 14, 2011, at 7:02 AM, dinis cruz <dinis.cruz at owasp.org> wrote:
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>  I vote YES
>
> Dinis Cruz
>
> On 14 January 2011 12:01, dinis cruz < <dinis.cruz at owasp.org>
> 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>
>> 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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