[Owasp-board] Business Plan outline - project and consulting work

Sarah Baso sarah.baso at owasp.org
Tue Apr 29 16:06:52 UTC 2014

Jim and Tom -
I haven't gathered feedback from Samantha (or the rest of the staff) yet as
I just finished my draft and wanted to get it over to you asap.

We can certainly send out to the community - but the issue still is going
to remain on characterization of the funding and how it will effect our non
profit status and infrastructure.

I think we need to have some boundaries on this before we go to town on
asking the community for help (undoubtedly we WILL find people willing to


On Mon, Apr 28, 2014 at 6:47 PM, Jim Manico <jim.manico at owasp.org> wrote:

>  > Q2. Do you have any reservations about a OWASP call for comment from
> the community for additional ideas, suggestions or proposals on this
> initiative?
> +1 Yea the more smart eyeballs on this the better. The board is comprised
> of elected show ponies who won popularity contests, the leaders list has a
> greater net intelligence. Can we push this out to leaders and see if anyone
> has the desire (and proper resume) to help lead this?
> My take is, this is serious open source funding. We could hire someone to
> lead this project (hire tech resources, get deliverables done). It will
> help seriously boost a few OWASP projects. I realize this is DHS and that
> might be a sour to some of our community. But so long as everything we do
> is open source, I'm pretty flexible about who funds it. My 2 center
> Regards,
> - Jim
>  Thank you for putting this together.
> Tom Brennan
> 9732020122
> On Apr 28, 2014, at 9:03 PM, Sarah Baso <sarah.baso at owasp.org> wrote:
>   All -
>  Here is the (brief) business plan I put together on the project and
> consulting work such as that being requested by DHS Swamp.  Admittedly, I
> stopped with with the details on what rolling out a plan would like this
> would look like after doing some initial research on the legal and tax
> repercussions for us.  Additionally, I don't think this exact model is in
> alignment with the charity work we are trying to accomplish.
>  This is not to say we shouldn't look for funding opportunities to
> develop our projects - but i don't think this model is the right one for us.
> https://docs.google.com/document/d/1S3J8Krkysqr0m5U9-NLefMCOGvmGFw30oJU-8IMH4zQ/edit?usp=sharing
>  I look forward to hearing your thoughts.
> Sarah Baso
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>  Executive Director
> OWASP Foundation
>  sarah.baso at owasp.org
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