[Owasp-board] OWASP Community Vote - Board Review

Josh Sokol josh.sokol at owasp.org
Tue Apr 1 16:45:05 UTC 2014


While probably not very official looking or awesome by any means, I used
copy-and-paste into GMail and formatted it using HTML formatting.  It was
no cost, low effort, and worked.

~josh


On Tue, Apr 1, 2014 at 11:43 AM, Dennis Groves <dennis.groves at owasp.org>wrote:

> Agreed Josh, and I think your strategy for dealing with it in a Chapter
> newsletter is a great way to deal with because people can easily filter out
> the single communication. I agree with you there are many instances where
> value can be given to the local community that need to be communicated,
> that may otherwise be experienced as "SPAM" if it came from a variety of
> people and messages.
>
> Do you use any specific software to create the news letter? How is that
> facilitated?
>
> Dennis
>
>
> On Tue, Apr 1, 2014 at 9:32 AM, Josh Sokol <josh.sokol at owasp.org> wrote:
>
>> Some people consider anything they didn't explicitly ask for to be SPAM.
>> It goes beyond conferences.  Job postings?  Discounted training?  Happy
>> hours?  What about meetings for other organizations?  The way the Chapter
>> Leader Handbook currently addresses this is by saying that it is up to the
>> individual chapter leader.  While I was leading the OWASP Austin Chapter, I
>> just had all of these people asking if they could send to the list send to
>> me instead.  I would send out a newsletter every 2-4 weeks letting people
>> know what was going on and I'd bubble down all of that information into the
>> single communication.  Some may still have considered it SPAM, but at least
>> it came from me and was in one e-mail instead of several.  In my opinion,
>> there is value in each of the things I mention above.  I would hate for a
>> global anti-SPAM policy to trump my ability as a leader to offer these
>> things that can possibly add value back to our members.
>>
>> ~josh
>>
>>
>> On Tue, Apr 1, 2014 at 11:15 AM, Dennis Groves <dennis.groves at owasp.org>wrote:
>>
>>> Interesting point Josh,
>>>
>>> But then advertisers can reach out specifically to chapter leaders and
>>> not post directly to the list.
>>> I guess it becomes what is the nature of the word advertisement. In my
>>> head it I think of it as a 'no-spam' policy. However, your point is taken
>>> that perhaps I would like to inform my people about XYZCon happening in our
>>> community - which 'could be' a form of advertisement of XYZCon.
>>>
>>> Dennis
>>>
>>>
>>> On Tue, Apr 1, 2014 at 9:12 AM, Josh Sokol <josh.sokol at owasp.org> wrote:
>>>
>>>> My personal feeling is that any advertisements should be sent to the
>>>> chapter leader and not to the list.  The chapter leader then has the
>>>> responsibility to decide if the offer is of value to the members and
>>>> whether to pass it along or not.
>>>>
>>>> ~josh
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On Tue, Apr 1, 2014 at 11:10 AM, Fabio Cerullo <fcerullo at owasp.org>wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> hi there,
>>>>>
>>>>> I'm going to submit a community vote to the leaders list this Friday
>>>>> 4th April.
>>>>>
>>>>> *OWASP "No-Advertising" Policy*
>>>>>
>>>>> At present our rules are not clear on commercial advertising through
>>>>> the OWASP mailing lists and some chapters allow this and others don't.  It
>>>>> has been suggested to have a "no advertising" policy on all of our mailing
>>>>> lists.  So then the question is "what is advertising?"  Any commercial
>>>>> activity such as training, consulting services, or paid conferences. These
>>>>> activities have to be reviewed and handled by OWASP HQ before posting them
>>>>> to the mailing lists.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> https://docs.google.com/a/owasp.org/forms/d/1R_u0eRFsc5VQpmcWelUfck5hDuLPsmEpA_jDHKu87Qk/viewform
>>>>>
>>>>> Your comments are welcome.
>>>>>
>>>>> Thanks
>>>>> Fabio
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
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>>
>>
>
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