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

Seba seba at owasp.org
Thu Mar 29 06:53:15 UTC 2012


I vote Yes as well.
But realize there will be an administrative overhead: linked-in email
addresses can be different than used for owasp membership/communication

--seba

On Thu, Mar 29, 2012 at 7:29 AM, Michael Coates <michael.coates at owasp.org>wrote:

> I'm a yes.
>
>
> Michael: Yes
> Eoin: Yes
> Tom:
> Seba:
> Dave:
> Matt:
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> Michael Coates | OWASP
> michael.coates at owasp.org | @_mwc
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>
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> On Mar 28, 2012, at 7:02 AM, Eoin wrote:
>
> I think we understand the pros and cons
> I think of this akin to the leaders list, that is not totally open.
> This group is a members list hosted on linkedin.....
>
> I vote we do this but also have keep and open owasp group for awareness
> etc.
>
> +1
> Eoin
>
>
>
> On 28 March 2012 14:54, Michael Coates <michael.coates at owasp.org> wrote:
>
>> Board,
>>
>> Is discussion desired on this topic or clarification?  Or are we able to
>> vote via email?  If passed, we can include this as one of the new items
>> within the board slides.
>>
>>
>> Thoughts?
>>
>>
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>>  Michael Coates | OWASP
>> michael.coates at owasp.org | @_mwc
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>>
>>
>>   On Mar 26, 2012, at 8:13 PM, Helen Gao 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
>>    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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