[Owasp-board] Agenda for In Person Board Meeting

Jim Manico jim.manico at owasp.org
Tue Jul 9 18:58:31 UTC 2013

Please note, Google summer of code is not a OWASP project in an of
itself, but a vehicle to fund other OWASP projects. So I think it's

- Jim

> On 8 Jul 2013, at 22:13, Michael Coates wrote:
>> Board,
>> We need to set the agenda for our in person board meeting at OWASP AppSec
>> Europe. I've started the google document to gather topic ideas and
>> areas of
>> focus.
>> Please add your ideas & thoughts.
> I don't have permissions to add my comments.
> <Kudos Jim>
> First of all I want to thank Jim for all his hard work on this. Fund
> raising and policy generation is very hard and thankless work. This is
> exactly the kind of work the board should be focused on. Policy is how
> you protect and preserve the OWASP culture; which is to say policies are
> a codification of the OWASP community values. Policies preserve what is
> good about OWASP for the future. This is critical, and very difficult as
> there are always exceptions and many points of view to balance. In
> addition, one doesn't know in advance if the policies will work out as
> envisioned so it is very risky. An additional big thanks to Jim for
> taking this very difficult but necessary first step.
> </Kudos Jim>
> In general I agree with Jim, however, I believe that when we are talking
> about organisations; I *reading* an assumption that we are discussing
> 'commercial profit driven organisations.'
> I say this because, I personally, however, do not think that I would
> feel the same - if say Mozilla, Apache, or another open source charity
> organisation were co-branding with OWASP (e.g. OWASP ZAP).
> And further it makes me wonder how we handle the special case of Google
> summer of code; which although is clearly altruistic and supports the
> mission - we have no problem calling it ***Google*** summer of code;
> which violates all the rules we have just proposed to set down!
> Dennis
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