[Owasp-board] A new LinkedIn group for confirmed members only - A GMC proposal to OWASP board
helen.gao at owasp.org
Mon Apr 2 02:32:43 UTC 2012
Dear board directors,
I would like to provide you the feedback I have received regarding a new
LinkedIn group for confirmed members.
- The proposal was sent to committees-chairs at lists.owasp.org (26
addresses) and owasp-leaders at lists.owasp.org (568), on March 26, 2012.
Email thread “A new LinkedIn group for confirmed OWASP members
were asked to submit their feedback by Sunday, April 1.
- As of April 1, 5 people responded by email and Google doc comments. I
summarized the feedback to the 2 questions below.
1. Do you think a new LinkedIn group for confirmed OWASP members will
attract new members? Yes (3 out of 5) No (2)
2. But will it alienate people? Yes (1)
- Other feedback:
1. Must add real values like @owasp.org email addresses and member
2. LinkedIn is widely used in Singapore, not so much in China,
Malaysia, and Vietnam.
On Mon, Mar 26, 2012 at 11:13 PM, Helen Gao <helen.gao at owasp.org> wrote:
> Dear board directors,
> I am submitting a proposal on behalf of the Membership Committee. The
> document<https://docs.google.com/a/owasp.org/document/d/1jxaF8srnud3yRVYwZDSfqX-xrBfXFGrcPtrV3rd9Uq0/edit#>has been shared with you 3/22/12. There are two main modifications.
> Qualified people include honorary members in addition to paid members. A
> person will be removed from the group if his/her paid membership expires or
> he/she stops being qualified for honorary status. One issue remains open. Should
> all qualified people be automatically added to the group or each person has
> to request to join?
> A new LinkedIn group for confirmed members
> What's the issue:
> - Currently there is a Global OWASP Foundation LinkedIn group<http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Global-OWASP-Foundation-36874>.
> It is free and open.
> - Michael has created a OWASP Confirmed Member<http://www.linkedin.com/groups?about=&gid=4342746&report%2Esuccess=TAGQm5_B9ecwEPi7AtV-NGJjHoJV7WxoFbipydZrtoVPNQgWOUnL8lZj8v4Fi_efzerGsu5jt1ZNxbgOz-yQ8GA_JKRAMRHOdq9GTte76LaFDnVn3UJvJ9HrtwZdeRxnzSnL05Yi8ixSheCQVUTLJuPjHSEFDntOORiL00SBEWCSCN2GOP53E3gwyQES_UVQ4mMvuF1jt1Z1NDmQIe7vu9PrkoadDQtpb_DnGQi>subgroup designed for paid and honorary members only. See Michael’s email
> thread OWASP on Linkedin starting March 7, 2012.
> - This document has been shared with the board and several other OWASP
> personals on 3/22/12. Jason Li, Jim Manico, Kelly Satalucia and Michael
> Coates have provided feedback as of 3/26/12. Helen Gao has modified the
> document based on their feedback.
> - This document will be submitted to the board on 3/26/12 for approval
> prior to AppSec DC.
> - Helen Gao will email this document to committee members and OWASP
> leaders on 3/26/12. Helen will collect feedback and submit to the board
> Sunday, 4/2/12.
> GMC’s recommendation – GMC discussed the matter in the March meeting.
> - The existing free and open LinkedIn group<http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Global-OWASP-Foundation-36874>should not be changed or impacted by the new group.
> - The name of the group is OWASP Confirmed Member. Confirmed means
> paid and honorary membership.
> - A new, OWASP Confirmed Member subgroup is a good idea to increase
> - The new group should be used as and only as a digital membership
> card which is similar to the printable membership card currently issued at
> the end of a RegOnline payment transaction.
> - There should be no discussion, forum or other content restricted by
> this subgroup. OWASP material will remain free and open.
> - We should avoid wording that alienate people and deviate from the
> OWASP mission. We need to pay attention to content on OWASP website,
> RegOnline, marketing material, etc.
> - Protect member privacy in the subgroup
> - OWASP reserves the right to remove a subgroup member
> - There will be two ways to join the subgroup.
> 1. RegOnline – There will be a check box that say something like
> this: Join LinkedIn for OWASP Confirmed Members: Yes/No LinkedIn
> for OWASP Confirmed Members is a …. This a subgroup of Global OWASP
> Foundation LinkedIn group which is open to all LinkedIn members.
> The default option is No.
> 2. LinkedIn – A person can apply to join the subgroup on the
> webpage and a request will be sent to the group administrator. Once the
> applicant’s email address is confirmed to be a current paid or honorary
> member then he/she will be added to the group.
> - A person will be removed from the group if his/her paid membership
> expires or he/she stops being qualified for honorary status.
> FYI - The existing Global OWASP Foundation LinkedIn group<http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Global-OWASP-Foundation-36874>has 10k+ members. In the week of March 11, 2012, 86 people joined, 12
> discussions took place and 7 jobs. It’s created in October, 2007.
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