[Owasp-board] Weekend Clean Up / Next Meeting

Helen Gao helen.gao at owasp.org
Wed May 9 12:11:10 UTC 2012


Helen's 2 cents: The banner ads should be restored for all corporate
members. I am very impressed what Tom has accomplished in one weekend.  I
have added Tom's suggestion to the meeting agenda of the GMC meeting next
Tuesday.

On Tue, May 8, 2012 at 1:20 PM, Michael Coates <michael.coates at owasp.org>wrote:

> Upon a bit more digging it sounds like we have active & pending ads that
> will be disrupted by removing the banners from the homepage.
>
> For now, let's restore the ad banner to the home page.  If we want to make
> this change in the future, let's discuss and get things lined up so we can
> do it without impact.
>
>
> Tom, can you make this change?
>
>
>
>
> -------
> Michael Coates | OWASP
> michael.coates at owasp.org | @_mwc
>
>
>
> On May 8, 2012, at 9:47 AM, Michael Coates wrote:
>
> > Right, but we currently have commitments (and documentation) that says
> otherwise. So, although we may have a good cause to change things, we
> should work through the right steps on this one.
> >
> > For example, the membership page:
> https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Membership specifically calls out that
> corporate members get complimentary advertising on the front page of
> owasp.org
> >
> > https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Complimentary_Advertising "OWASP offers
> a 468x60 banner ad space on the home page and local chapter pages"
> >
> > I'm also assuming that any existing contracts with ad purchasers also
> mentions the homepage.
> >
> >
> >
> > Don't get me wrong, all the edits and the new look is great.  But this
> change has further reaching effects that we need to consider.
> >
> >
> >
> > -------
> > Michael Coates | OWASP
> > michael.coates at owasp.org | @_mwc
> >
> >
> >
> > On May 8, 2012, at 9:28 AM, Tom Brennan wrote:
> >
> >> Owasp main page should be reserved for Owasp banner ads - conference
> upcoming, events, promotions (reboot as example or month of X awareness
> campaigns)
> >>
> >> For supporting advertising, the revised placement on all community
> projects/chapters is extremely valuable in this revised set-up while
> improving the experience and encouraging rotation
> >>
> >> It's MORE then just the front page (as this is a misconception it was
> in the main template #wrong
> >>
> >> Glad none of the other 300 edits made that were long overdue did not
> result in discussion would be a long day...
> >>
> >> Btw someone want to fix the dead link to Owasp books on the main page
> or set up a [new window] ref on Owasp gear.
> >>
> >> Got to get to a webinar https://isc2.brighttalk.com/node/979
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> On May 8, 2012, at 12:15 PM, "Dave Wichers" <dave.wichers at owasp.org>
> wrote:
> >>
> >>> I suspect they will react pretty negatively to having it removed from
> the
> >>> main page. If you analyze traffic to OWASP.org to see which are the
> popular
> >>> pages, we'd have better details on this but I suspect the home page is
> like
> >>> 25%+ of all traffic to the site.
> >>>
> >>> Do we have definitive #'s around this to understand the potential
> impact to
> >>> advertisers?
> >>>
> >>> -Dave
> >>>
> >>> -----Original Message-----
> >>> From: owasp-board-bounces at lists.owasp.org
> >>> [mailto:owasp-board-bounces at lists.owasp.org] On Behalf Of Michael
> Coates
> >>> Sent: Tuesday, May 08, 2012 12:07 PM
> >>> To: Tom Brennan
> >>> Cc: OWASP Foundation Board List
> >>> Subject: Re: [Owasp-board] Weekend Clean Up / Next Meeting
> >>>
> >>> I understand the thinking behind this, but have we evaluated if this
> >>> directly impacts current agreements with our 2012 ads? We may have
> some ads
> >>> that are still running that purchased the space with the previous
> >>> expectations.  Have we communicated this to Kelly to ensure she doesn't
> >>> incorrectly say that banners are on the front page?
> >>>
> >>> Perhaps I missed the discussions on this change?
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> -------
> >>> Michael Coates | OWASP
> >>> michael.coates at owasp.org | @_mwc
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> On May 8, 2012, at 8:48 AM, Tom Brennan wrote:
> >>>
> >>>> Full focus on OWASP update.
> >>>>
> >>>> Banner is on every other page that is for ads chapters, projects and
> >>> related items. IT'S NOT about the banner ads taking up valuable real
> estate
> >>> on the main page - it detracts from the clean image and all the member
> firms
> >>> on the bottom.
> >>>>
> >>>> Owasp is not for "sale" rather we have banners on pages where it is
> best
> >>> for advertisers.
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>> On May 8, 2012, at 11:43 AM, "Kate Hartmann" <kate.hartmann at owasp.org
> >
> >>> wrote:
> >>>>
> >>>>> Tom, the banner ad is no longer on the front page of the wiki.  Was
> >>>>> there a reason it was removed and put on all other pages?  This was a
> >>>>> big talking point when discussing with potential advertisers.
> >>>>>
> >>>>> I wanted to check the reason before I just put it back.
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Kate Hartmann
> >>>>> Operations Director
> >>>>> 301-275-9403
> >>>>> www.owasp.org
> >>>>> Skype:  Kate.hartmann1
> >>>>>
> >>>>> -----Original Message-----
> >>>>> From: owasp-board-bounces at lists.owasp.org
> >>>>> [mailto:owasp-board-bounces at lists.owasp.org] On Behalf Of Tom
> Brennan
> >>>>> Sent: Sunday, May 06, 2012 1:15 PM
> >>>>> To: OWASP Foundation Board List
> >>>>> Subject: [Owasp-board] Weekend Clean Up / Next Meeting
> >>>>>
> >>>>> 1) The weekend clean up of the OWASP home page is completed.
> >>>>>
> >>>>> 2) We need to get the May board meeting confirmed and online with
> >>>>> your reports and agenda topics  -- can we get a quorum for May 14th
> >>>>> 12:00pm - 2:00pm EST
> >>>>>
> >>>>> YES / NO is a sufficient reply and I'll take the ball as Kate is out
> >>>>> of the office.
> >>>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>>>
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