[Owasp-board] VOTE: Additional Funds for Summit Operational Budget

Seba seba at owasp.org
Sun Jan 23 09:35:41 UTC 2011


I vote YES

On Sun, Jan 23, 2011 at 3:46 AM, dinis cruz <dinis.cruz at owasp.org> wrote:

> I vote YES too
>
> Dinis Cruz
>
> On 22 Jan 2011, at 19:32, Jeff Williams <jeff.williams at owasp.org> wrote:
>
> Hi all,
>
>
>
> *Vote*: Please vote ASAP to authorize an additional $15K for the summit **
> operational** budget, and $25K for the Summit **travel** budget.  Please
> vote quickly as time is of the essence.
>
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>
> *Background*:  The Summit is shaping up to be a very impressive event.  We
> are projecting about 150 people (amazing) and lots of really exciting
> working groups.  I’m in the process of defining the expected deliverables
> from each of the working groups, and even if we only get a handful of them
> done, it will be a hugely successful event.  The importance of this event in
> terms of OWASP’s reputation and mission can’t be underestimated.
>
>
>
> *Financials*: The Summit Team is doing a fantastic job of getting value
> for OWASP’s money.  You can view the gory details in the linked
> spreadsheets, but here is the birds-eye summary.
>
> -        Travel Expenses<https://spreadsheets0.google.com/a/owasp.org/ccc?hl=en&key=t5-23A2VwKGE98Rqgt6gk-g&hl=en#gid=0>:
> $113,398 ($114,216 total budget available from various sources) (see cell
> X2)
>
> -        Current Operational Budget<https://spreadsheets2.google.com/a/owasp.org/ccc?authkey=CIKL1f8M&hl=en&key=tYGmpkux4hafA5EGhPvTb4Q&hl=en&authkey=CIKL1f8M#gid=0>:
> $57,000 ($56,000 currently available)
>
> -        OWASP Total Equity: roughly $213,000 (latest balance sheet after
> accounting for $104K summit expenses)
>
>
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> *Details:  *Dinis has requested the $15K *operational* funds allow him to
> arrange for press coverage, better food and drink, audio visual equipment,
> banners and branding, and have some leeway to make decisions on the ground
> in Portugal.*  *Dinis did not request additional *travel* funds, but I
> believe we should authorize it to enable some additional key players (listed
> in “grey cells” at the bottom of the travel spreadsheet above).  Some of
> these include Steve Christey, Romain Gaucher, Sherif Koussa, Jeremy Long,
> and Vishal Garg.  I have full confidence that the Summit Team will use these
> funds wisely and get people to pay their own way if possible.**
>
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> *Recommendation*: I believe these are critical expenditures for OWASP.
>
>
>
> *I vote YES on both.*
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>
>
> --Jeff
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