[Owasp-board] Member Nation Portal

Michael Coates michael.coates at owasp.org
Mon Apr 7 02:48:00 UTC 2014


I wouldn't be concerned. When evaluating many products the evaluation does
not require a demo for every system. If the motivation was to centralize
and integrate with sales force then I'd expect that to be a top requirement
and consideration.

But again, we should let Sarah update us.
On Apr 6, 2014 7:13 PM, "Josh Sokol" <josh.sokol at owasp.org> wrote:

> Considering that none of them have even logged into the current Ning
> social media platform, I have to assume that their evaluations were based
> solely on the functionality that they wanted, rather than what would
> benefit the OWASP community as a whole.
>
> ~josh
>
>
> On Sun, Apr 6, 2014 at 7:16 PM, Michael Coates <michael.coates at owasp.org>wrote:
>
>> I know there is a ton of integration into our existing sales force data
>> and many other benefits when Sarah and team evaluated. I'll wait for
>> Sarah's update and thoughts.
>>  On Apr 6, 2014 4:35 PM, "Josh Sokol" <josh.sokol at owasp.org> wrote:
>>
>>> Last week I spent some time with Kate going through the functionality
>>> and features of the Salesforce Communities and I have to say that I'm a bit
>>> disgruntled.  For two years now we've had the http://my.owasp.org Ning
>>> site with way more features and over 300 members and now we want to move to
>>> this Salesforce portal thing?  Maybe if some of the staff took the time to
>>> use the existing social media platform, then they would realize just how
>>> much this Salesforce one sucks.  And I'm working on the conversion to Ning
>>> 3.0 right now which adds a ton of additional features as well (
>>> http://myowasp2.ning.com).  It looks better, works better, and already
>>> has some level of backing from our membership.  Why would we roll out a
>>> lesser version of what we already have?  I went into this with the hopes
>>> that the new platform would blow Ning out of the water and I could get rid
>>> of it, but I left feeling like we should still maintain the Ning platform
>>> because Salesforce just doesn't have the features necessary to be usable.
>>> Simple things like rich text formatting, user messaging, photo sharing,
>>> video sharing, etc.  If we had nothing, then it would work, but why anyone
>>> would prefer Salesforce over Ning is beyond me.  In addition, I'll note
>>> that the "Logout" link in this Salesforce portal does not exist on every
>>> page which makes it difficult for users to log out and can become a
>>> security issue.  Needless to say, this is very frustrating.
>>>
>>> ~josh
>>>
>>>
>>> On Sun, Apr 6, 2014 at 3:33 PM, Jim Manico <jim.manico at owasp.org> wrote:
>>>
>>>>  Sarah/Michael,
>>>>
>>>> The original proposal for the member nation portal discussed that it
>>>> would manage "event types, memberships, and donations as well as an
>>>> integrated eCommerce solution". This is awesome. I think will be a great
>>>> thing for the community and staff.
>>>>
>>>> https://docs.google.com/a/owasp.org/document/d/1yDTFCdmmZN3t732sqHTOFHMhQrXgUC46YbgDhGROcXM/edit?pli=1
>>>> Did we also plan to use this for application security/wiki content or
>>>> for OWASP project management? We never discussed that when we voted on the
>>>> member nation proposal. I though the portal was mostly going to be for
>>>> eCommerce streamlining, like the proposal said.
>>>>
>>>> Has the scope grown? Sarah, can you give the board an update on the
>>>> member nation portal and what it's purpose will be? I see from recent email
>>>> that we plan to use it for project management? What will that look like?
>>>> Thanks all, Jim
>>>>
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