[Owasp-board] Funding - board travel budget
jim.manico at owasp.org
Sun Dec 8 05:17:51 UTC 2013
PS: I will be at AppSec Japan 2014 and will cover my own expenses.
On Dec 7, 2013, at 6:50 PM, Michael Coates <michael.coates at owasp.org> wrote:
Our plan with global appsecs is to send a single board member and opt for a
closer board member unless there are other factors to consider.
For AppSec APAC my understanding is the conference has selected key note
speakers that are also board members. In this situation the keynote travel
costs are covered per any funding planning by the conference (e.g. from
conference funds vs foundation budget for board travel).
If for some reason this is not correct then we should discuss further.
Chair, Global Board
On Sat, Dec 7, 2013 at 2:55 AM, Tobias <tobias.gondrom at owasp.org> wrote:
> Hi Sarah, Eoin and board,
> small question: are we indeed paying for two board members to fly to Japan?
> I thought it was only me because I am in the neighbourhood (HK-Japan is
> a very cheap flight).
> In general, I think at least one board member per AppSec makes sense, to
> give the community direct access and also to show global support.
> It would be a good thing to take a look at the list of board travel
> expenses of last year and event travel plans for board members for the
> coming year. As a team we should coordinate our board related
> activities. It also adds to transparency and prioritisation.
> Thanks, Tobias
> Ps.: on a more provocative side note: we could think about whether we
> even want to fund board travel to AppSecs at all. Would this really keep
> anyone of us from going to an AppSec? I think this is more a time than a
> money issue. Before joining the board we funded our own travel to
> AppSecs and there are many great reasons to come to AppSecs, so I would
> assume all or most of us will be there anyway.
> On 07/12/13 09:56, Eoin Keary wrote:
> > Sarah/Board,
> > I still question the decisions of the foundation re allocation of
> funds...May I ask which is a better usage of our funds?
> > Sending 2 board members to Japan to represent the board, shake hands,
> kids baby's etc etc
> > Or
> > Funding 2 trainers travel expenses to deliver training to a couple of
> hundred devs for free at RSA using their donated training course?
> > Thanks,
> > Eoin.
> > Eoin Keary
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