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

Sarah Baso sarah.baso at owasp.org
Tue Apr 29 16:49:09 UTC 2014


Did you read the brief with my legal concerns?


On Tue, Apr 29, 2014 at 9:46 AM, Jim Manico <jim.manico at owasp.org> wrote:

>  >  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 help).
>
> What boundaries? Why can't we find a (paid) technical leader to drive this
> and then just do it? What part of our bylaws prevents this? I am not trying
> to put extra work on you Sarah, I'm suggesting that the board hire someone
> technical to lead this project and help drive the deliverables.
>
> - Jim
>
>
> On 4/29/14, 12:06 PM, Sarah Baso wrote:
>
> 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
> help).
>
> Sarah
>
>
> 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
>> --
>>  Executive Director
>> OWASP Foundation
>>
>>  sarah.baso at owasp.org
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