[Owasp-board] A new LinkedIn group for confirmed members only - A GMC proposal to OWASP board

Helen Gao helen.gao at owasp.org
Tue Mar 27 03:13:31 UTC 2012


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
   membership.


   - 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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