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

Matt Tesauro matt.tesauro at owasp.org
Fri Jan 14 16:28:45 UTC 2011


-- Matt Tesauro
OWASP Board Member
OWASP WTE Project Lead
http://AppSecLive.org - Community and Download site

On 01/14/2011 06:01 AM, dinis cruz 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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