[Owasp-board] [Committees-chairs] What is a Global Committee?

Jeff Williams jeff.williams at owasp.org
Wed Mar 9 02:52:19 UTC 2011

Jason's point is a good one, and there may be committees that don't require
as much money as others to achieve their goals.


However, I have a much broader view of the role of the Connections
Committee.  Check out the original idea from the wiki history (pre January
15) ..  I don't think a committee should be radically descoped without at
least a little discussion.


Responsibilities (from
2> &oldid=76072)


.        Make connections between the OWASP Community and the materials it

.        Handle PR and promotion of OWASP foundation, projects and events 

.        Manage OWASP Newsletters 

.        Manage OWASP 'collaboration tools': LinkedIn, Twitter feeds, etc...

.        Manage the WIKI account creation authorization process 

.        Handle issues related to the OWASP Community and its leaders 

.        Expand OWASP range to include other non-'Web Application Security'
groups, namely Developers 

.        Help OWASP to have further participation at non-OWASP conferences 

.        Manager participation at OWASP conferences and chapters of
'special' speakers and groups 

.        Work with the OWASP Website project, and help to restructure the
current website around its target audience (or maybe help to create a new
'user-focused' OWASP website )


These are stupifyingly important things for OWASP to be doing and I think
they do need funding.  One of the most amazing things we can do is to get
the right people together in a neutral forum so that they can actually make
progress on application security.  





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[mailto:owasp-board-bounces at lists.owasp.org] On Behalf Of Mark Bristow
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To: Jason Li
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Subject: Re: [Owasp-board] [Committees-chairs] What is a Global Committee?


I just want to echo Jason's statements.  I think this is something that we
need to consider moving forward and more clearly define lanes and goals for
the committee's AoR.

On Tue, Mar 8, 2011 at 12:12 AM, Jason Li <jason.li at owasp.org> wrote:

Board Members/Committee Chairs,


I wanted to split this thread off so as not to dilute the discussion thread
of the GPC budget.


Jim brings up an excellent point that not all of the current global
committees require budgets. It's great that Jim and Justin don't feel the
need to have an official budget - but to effect the type of change that
OWASP expects of Projects, we (GPC) absolutely *do* need a budget. So while
I think Kate's suggestion for dividing up committee budgets evenly is a
reasonable first pass, this situation underscores the fact that each
committee serves a different purpose and has different financial needs. 


Moreover, it may not even be appropriate for all current committees to exist
as a committee. Some committees may instead be more appropriate as working
groups or as OWASP communities/ecosystems (e.g. similar to


I think it's worth revisiting the missions of each of the committees and
evaluating what it means to be a "Global Committee".



On Mon, Mar 7, 2011 at 11:57 PM, Jim Manico <jim.manico at owasp.org> wrote:

Please note,

The OWASP Connections Committee does not need an official budget. We are
a "working group" dedicated to keeping press/twitter/blog/podcast and
other "news" items updated.

- Jim

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