[Owasp-board] Fwd: BrightTalk - OWASP partnership

Jim Manico jim.manico at owasp.org
Sat Apr 27 21:25:41 UTC 2013


Eoin,

What are the details of the partnership?

This seems reasonable to ask...

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On Apr 28, 2013, at 12:25 AM, Eoin <eoin.keary at owasp.org> wrote:

> I would like to hear what together other board members views are and also our director staff. Many have been silent until now.
> If this happens to be very positive we may miss our chance :)
> Most other relationships have been mandated via board vote. If this has changed that's fine but was not awarot informed.
>
> Eoin Keary
> Owasp Global Board
> +353 87 977 2988
>
>
> On 27 Apr 2013, at 08:24, Jim Manico <jim.manico at owasp.org> wrote:
>
>> Eoin,
>>
>> I'm on the edge here. I'm not a "no" I'm a "no vote" right now and am requesting more information before we sign up for some kind of official partnership.
>>
>> BrightTalk is a very reasonable content delivery platform platform. I know of MANY OWASP'ers who give talks @ BrightTalk and I see no reason not to encourage members of the community to keep doing that. I'm just not sure we want to sign up for an official relationship with them unless they do things like guarantee the content will be open source, give us part of the revenue, etc. Please note, unlike YouTube, folks must register to watch a BrightTalk - and they require physical address, phone number, employer, etc. They also bundle various talks and sell them as education to organizations.
>>
>> On the other hand, the platform is very solid and they do advertising to get the word out on various talks.
>>
>> I am not sure we want to rush this, Eoin. How about we hold off on the vote and get more information as to (1) what the relationship would look like and (2) what exactly will they do with the content and (3) what other ways can we use BrightTalk to encourage more membership? Also, will BrightTalk agree to be a corporate sponsor of OWASP since they will monetize from our (open source) content? Last, (4) What will out members think when we ask them to give a talk at BrightTalk from their open source content, and then BrightTalk wraps that behind a registration wall and makes money from our "open source" content? We need to think this through before we vote.
>>
>> Remember, even though the platform is solid - content is king.
>>
>> And last, is this really a board decision?
>>
>> Aloha,
>> Jim
>>
>>
>>
>>
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>>
>>> Guys,
>>> Is this worth our time, given the negative feedback?
>>> Seba + Jim = No
>>> Eoin = Yes
>>> Dave?
>>> Tom?
>>> Michael?
>>>
>>> Sarah what are your thoughts?
>>>
>>> Id like to keep this professional and respond with a firm answer in a
>>> timely manner.
>>> They also partner with the ISF (another Non profit):
>>> https://www.securityforum.org/
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
>>> From: Fabian Oldendorf <foldendorf at brighttalk.com>
>>> Date: 25 April 2013 14:12
>>> Subject: Re: BrightTalk - OWASP partnership
>>> To: Eoin <eoin.keary at owasp.org>
>>>
>>>
>>> Thanks for this Eoin!
>>>
>>> Do you think it would be worth setting up a call with Jim and/or other
>>> OWASP members to run through our revenue model and decide whether this
>>> would be appropriate for OWASP?
>>>
>>> As we base our revenue model on channel licenses and event sponsorships,
>>> all of our webinars are accessible at no charge - I think this would fit in
>>> well with the OWASP philosophy. We also have active partnerships with other
>>> non-profit organisations, such as the Information Security Forum, as well
>>> as with recognised associations and analyst firms such as the EC-Council,
>>> Frost & Sullivan or Ovum.
>>>
>>> Looking forward to hearing your thoughts.
>>>
>>> Cheers,
>>> Fabian
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On 25 April 2013 12:15, Eoin <eoin.keary at owasp.org> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Hello Board & Staff....
>>>>
>>>> Furthering my previous mail,
>>>> Can we consider a partnership with BrightTalk?
>>>>
>>>> They will host OWASP webinars (the system is great), and by doing so we
>>>> will drive traffic to their site.
>>>> Can this be added to the next Board agenda please?
>>>> I have cc'ed Fabian of BrightTalk so he can chime in and explain the
>>>> benefits from their standpoint.
>>>>
>>>> This shall help with awareness in furthering our mission.........
>>>>
>>>> RSVP
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> Eoin Keary
>>>> OWASP Member
>>>> https://twitter.com/EoinKeary
>>>
>>>
>>>
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