[Owasp-board] 2011 budget and Summit org plan

dinis cruz dinis.cruz at owasp.org
Wed Jan 26 02:36:51 UTC 2011

Looks good :)

Sounds like a good model

Dinis Cruz

On 25 Jan 2011, at 19:47, Kate Hartmann <kate.hartmann at owasp.org> wrote:

Group, I’ve been fielding quite a few questions from folks asking my opinion
on the current status and relationship of committees and the board.  I know
that the Summit will have some rather lively discussions, many of which will
resolve around money:  where is it, where does it come from, where is it
going, who is spending it, etc…

So, I would like to work on a solution before we get there J  You guys have
probably already bounced this around, but I just want to add to whatever
discussions are circulating.

I have attached a very superficial budget for 2011.  Essentially what we
(Alison and I) have done is combine all of the “set” operational costs like
payroll, phones, bank fees, etc.  This is our “operating budget” and this
number can easily be expanded to whatever level of detail is necessary.

What this leaves is a “committee budget” (same across the 7 committees), a
“reserve” or rainy day fund, and a net profit of about zero.  In this model,
the committee chairs would be accountable for their committee budgets.
Dinis had mentioned setting up a wiki page for the budgets so that at any
given point, anyone knows who spent what.  In my opinion, this would allow
the committees to have the autonomy they are demanding yet maintain
accountability.  This would also underscore our “radical openness” as
indicated in our core values.  It also removes the entity referred to as,
“THE BOARD” from budgetary matters thus eliminating any potential conflict
of interest real or imagined.

I understand that some guidelines need to wrap around this structure as a
check and balance. I presume that the “how to do it” can be sorted out at
the Summit so that it will indeed be a community driven proposal.

I’m looking forward to the feedback.

Kate Hartmann

Operations Director



Skype:  Kate.hartmann1

<2011 Numbers budget.xlsx>

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