[Owasp-board] Electronic Vote

Kate Hartmann kate.hartmann at owasp.org
Mon May 2 14:51:43 UTC 2011


Seba, where should this be placed in the bylaws?

 

Kate Hartmann

Operations Director

301-275-9403

 <http://www.owasp.org/> www.owasp.org 

Skype:  Kate.hartmann1

 

From: seba seba [mailto:seba at owasp.org] 
Sent: Saturday, April 30, 2011 5:33 AM
To: Kate Hartmann; Matt Tesauro; Eoin; dave.wichers at owasp.org;
tomb at owasp.org; jeff.williams at owasp.org; OWASP Foundation Board List
Subject: Re: Electronic Vote

 

All,

 

Can I have your feedback on the proposed paragraph:

 

Local Chapters Governance
A local OWASP chapter may establish local chapters within the geographical
boundary of a chapter, such as country or a city. The bylaws of a chapter
must not contain anything that is at variance with the expressed purposes of
the OWASP Foundation or with the OWASP Foundation Bylaws, and must be
approved as specified by the OWASP Foundation board of directors before
becoming effective. A chapter may not change its bylaws, its name, or its
boundaries without approval as specified by the OWASP Foundation. Chapter
Bylaws may be produced in the native language of a nation, but must be
translated into English for submission to the OWASP Foundation.
The chapter leader and local chapter board has to manage the local chapter
according the guidance and rules defined in the Chapter Leader Handbook. The
Global Chapters Committee provides the support required by the local
chapters to thrive and contribute to the overall mission and goals of the
OWASP Foundation. 
The OWASP Foundation may, by affirmative vote of at majority of the board of
directors, suspend or annul a chapter if, in the judgment of the board of
directors, such action is in the best interests of the OWASP Foundation. 

 

Following up on my remarks/questions in the proposed bylaws (attached):

*	Add election procedure. Not in complete details as that would make
the bylaws too heavy. I would reference the Membership Committee's
responsibility to propose the procedure, with approval of the board.
*	Clearly use board of directors everywhere
*	Clarify the roles and responsabilities of the board directors,
president, treasurer and secretary. (drop chairman, it is confusing to have
a chairman and president)
*	Clarify the delegation of operational management to OWASP Officers
and Committees, including right of signature & money transfers
*	Drop advisory boards, focus on the committees and add the
committee's governance reference 
*	Clarify section 2.05 and increase notice to at least one week, I'd
prefer 2 weeks.
*	Members should include Educational members, giving them voting
rights (1)
*	Use Foundation everywhere in stead of corporation
*	Add the applicable law

+ see the attached documents for smaller remarks/questions

Sorry for pulling this ot of the Google docs, but for some reason I was not
able to edit the online version: can somebody fix that? I'll then integrate
the remarks online.

 

We should probably schedule a seperate meeting to nail a final version down?

 

--Seba

 

 

On Wed, Apr 27, 2011 at 4:01 PM, Kate Hartmann <kate.hartmann at owasp.org>
wrote:

This idea flows along the lines of the OWASP regions that has been discussed
by the chapter's committee, the membership committee, the industry
committee, and, to an extent, the conferences committee.

 

If we are going to work towards a centralized organization with "branches"
then it seems that we would only have ONE set of by-laws approved at the
Global level that can be translated to the local chapters with approved
modifications based on regional requirements.  If we have the Chapter
Handbook and the By-laws of the Foundation, then the conversion to a local
charter should really be one of translation as the "rules" have been set
forth.

 

As we are on the eve of establishing the OWASP EU entity this clarification
on governance is critical.

 

Kate Hartmann

Operations Director

301-275-9403

www.owasp.org <http://www.owasp.org/>  

Skype:  Kate.hartmann1

 

From: sebastien.deleersnyder at gmail.com
[mailto:sebastien.deleersnyder at gmail.com] On Behalf Of Seba
Sent: Wednesday, April 27, 2011 8:40 AM
To: Matt Tesauro; Eoin; dave.wichers at owasp.org; tomb at owasp.org;
jeff.williams at owasp.org; Kate Hartmann; OWASP Foundation Board List
Subject: Re: Electronic Vote

 

Hi Matt, All,

 

Is it feasible to have your "how to allocate OWASP funds" proposal by the
next board call next Monday?

Did you have a change to look at the questions/remarks I had on the new
bylaws?

 

I propose to add a paragraph on local chapters governance. Something along
the lines of:

 

Local Chapters Governance
A local OWASP chapter may establish local chapters within the geographical
boundary of a chapter, such as country or a city. The bylaws of a chapter
must not contain anything that is at variance with the expressed purposes of
the OWASP Foundation or with the OWASP Foundation Bylaws, and must be
approved as specified by the OWASP Foundation board of directors before
becoming effective. A chapter may not change its bylaws, its name, or its
boundaries without approval as specified by the OWASP Foundation. Chapter
Bylaws may be produced in the native language of a nation, but must be
translated into English for submission to the OWASP Foundation.
The chapter leader and local chapter board has to manage the local chapter
according the guidance and rules defined in the Chapter Leader Handbook. The
Global Chapters Committee provides the support required by the local
chapters to thrive and contribute to the overall mission and goals of the
OWASP Foundation. 
The OWASP Foundation may, by affirmative vote of at majority of the board of
directors, suspend or annul a chapter if, in the judgment of the board of
directors, such action is in the best interests of the OWASP Foundation. 

Regards,

 

--Seba

On Sat, Apr 16, 2011 at 6:33 PM, Matt Tesauro <matt.tesauro at owasp.org>
wrote:

Eoin:  I agree with staggering but technically speaking, that's not what
we're voting on.  We should communicate this to the committee chairs first.
I sat in on the committee chair call earlier in the week and warned those on
that call that OWASP is not flush with cash and we may need to scale back
the committee budgets in the near term.  However, we need to make sure
committees understand this is not us hindering their work but the current
fiscal realities.

 

My votes:

 

No on remaining budgets.

    More time is needed to understand fully the impact of the summit's
expense on this years budget.

No on the ByLaws.

    I'd like to have some time to review what Seba sent. 

 

I propose we re-vote these issues next Friday (April 22) to give us the time
to look into them - especially the budget issue.

 

I also have a proposal I'll be crafting on how to allocate OWASP funds going
forward with respect to the global committees and overarching expenses
(those that touch multiple committees).  However, I need some more time with
the numbers I got from Alison before I can make a specific proposal.

 

--
-- Matt Tesauro
OWASP Board Member
OWASP WTE Project Lead
http://www.owasp.org/index.php/Category:OWASP_Live_CD_Project
http://AppSecLive.org <http://appseclive.org/>  - Community and Download
site 

 

On Sat, Apr 16, 2011 at 4:46 AM, Eoin <eoin.keary at owasp.org> wrote:

Yes, bit let's stagger committee funding or provide when required.

Sent from my HTC hero.

owasp board member

On 15 Apr 2011 13:48, "seba seba" <seba at owasp.org> wrote:

All,

 

1. Yes, but under the condition that these are part of an overall 2011
budget?

2. No - I have some questions & remarks on the Bylaws attached. There are
references that are not clear, roles that are not defined and committee's of
which no governance is defined. Furthermore I'd like to add a paragraph that
clarifies the International role which provides a legal umbrella for legal
entities in other countries or regions that fall under it.

 

--Seba

On Fri, Apr 15, 2011 at 2:20 PM, Kate Hartmann <kate.hartmann at owasp.org>
wrote:
>

> As per the board... 

 

 

 

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