[Owasp-board] Proposal for new global OWASP mailing-list "owasp-all"
tobias.gondrom at owasp.org
Fri Feb 14 22:22:30 UTC 2014
Good idea, I like "owasp-community", too.
But have no strong feeling about this.
Any other strong feelings / suggestions regarding the name?
"owasp-community", "owasp-all", "owasp-world"?
Ps.: I wouldn't be too concerned about the current use of informal
terms, like "owasp-all" for "all lists". Once a new list exists people
will probably simply adjust their informal termonology, to owasp-all for
the mailing-list and "all-lists" for the latter.
On 14/02/14 22:14, Jim Manico wrote:
> I say call it owasp-community as an opt-in and let anyone join.
> owasp-all is already a term we use for the rare times we message all
> users of all lists.
> Cool idea Tobias...
> Jim Manico
> (808) 652-3805
> On Feb 14, 2014, at 10:08 PM, Tobias <tobias.gondrom at owasp.org
> <mailto:tobias.gondrom at owasp.org>> wrote:
>> Opt-in works for me as well, too.
>> - Tobias
>> On 14/02/14 20:06, Josh Sokol wrote:
>>> I support the idea of creating an open list for everyone to use but
>>> feel that it should be opt-in rather than opt-out. I'm fine if that
>>> means offering a check box at the time of membership purchase and
>>> On Feb 14, 2014 2:00 PM, "Tobias" <tobias.gondrom at owasp.org
>>> <mailto:tobias.gondrom at owasp.org>> wrote:
>>> == Proposal ==
>>> (I post this first to the OWASP board list for initial feedback
>>> and if the idea catches some general support, we can then either
>>> just create the list and see how things go or propose a
>>> discussion of this on the leaders-list.)
>>> *I propose to create a new mailing-list "owasp-all". *
>>> *Reasoning:* to open global OWASP discussions to the global
>>> community, beyond the leaders-list.
>>> Over the last months and years, I noticed that we had a number
>>> of discussions on the "leaders-list" that should in fact have
>>> been open to many more of our members and active contributor as
>>> well. Like proposing new ideas for projects and initiatives or
>>> e.g. the discussion about RSA and the OWASP security statement.
>>> Note: The leaders-list will remain very important and essential
>>> for all project and chapter leadership questions.
>>> I just like to enable normal OWASP members and contributors to
>>> exchange ideas and cooperate across chapter boundaries as well.
>>> For example it would be nice if OWASP members could coordinate
>>> worldwide across chapters to start projects and initiatives or
>>> spontaneously join together for a new OWASP initiative. Some of
>>> these discussions currently happen informally somewhere in the
>>> hallway of a conference, or are done on the leaders list and
>>> then sometimes communicated into the local chapters - or not.
>>> Which IMHO leaves out the many OWASP members and active
>>> contributors, who might be interested in joining interesting new
>>> projects or starting new initiatives or voicing their opinion
>>> about what OWASP should do in global questions, but who can not
>>> participate in the discussion directly because they are not
>>> chapter leaders or project leaders.
>>> So my proposal is to create a new mailing-list:
>>> *Name: "**owasp-all"*
>>> (or alternative name ideas: "owasp-owasp", "owasp-world", ...)
>>> *Scope: **
>>> *topics in-scope of this mailing-list are new project and
>>> initiative ideas that are looking for other fellow contributors
>>> and volunteers and news that are relevant and valuable for the
>>> global OWASP community. Explicitly out of scope is everything
>>> that can be discussed in a specific project or chapter or group
>>> of chapters, and topics that are already covered by the scope of
>>> any other mailing-list like the governance and project lists.
>>> And as this is a global mailing-list with potentially a lot of
>>> subscribers, we ask members to be very cautious and conservative
>>> in posting there and follow the scope definition very carefully.
>>> Furthermore, please refrain from cross-posting to this
>>> mailing-list. And be considerate whether you really need to
>>> reply to the whole list of thousands of people if e.g. you just
>>> want to sign up to a new initiative. A direct reply to the
>>> person who sent the initial message can spare others a lot of
>>> email traffic.
>>> *Target group: **
>>> *all OWASP leaders, active contributors and those who are
>>> interested in joining a project or initiative and don't know yet
>>> which one, OWASP members, and anyone interested in the global
>>> OWASP community.
>>> *Sign-up: **
>>> *The list is free for anyone to subscribe / unsubscribe.
>>> At the start, I suggest that the list should be pre-filled with
>>> all members of the leaders-list and all OWASP members (as per
>>> the membership list) with the option to unsubscribe like from
>>> any other free mailing-list.
>>> Going forward I propose to add a flag at the membership renewal
>>> form (i.e. when you pay your membership fee) that you want to be
>>> on the global "OWASP-all" mailing-list (with the default setting
>>> to be "yes").
>>> And I would appreciate if we could send an email to all chapter
>>> mailing-lists to inform people there about this new global OWASP
>>> community mailing-list which is open to everyone.
>>> Please note that I don't know whether we would need a board vote
>>> for this mailing-list to be created or could just do it.
>>> So I err on the side of caution and ask for feedback and
>>> possibly a board vote for approval.
>>> All the best,
>>> Tobias Gondrom
>>> OWASP Global Board Member
>>> OWASP CISO Survey Project Lead
>>> email: tobias.gondrom at owasp.org <mailto:tobias.gondrom at owasp.org>
>>> mobile: +852 56002975 <tel:%2B852%2056002975>
>>> mobile: +44 7521003005 <tel:%2B44%207521003005>
>>> skype: tgondrom
>>> twitter: @tgondrom
>>> Owasp-board mailing list
>>> Owasp-board at lists.owasp.org <mailto:Owasp-board at lists.owasp.org>
>> Owasp-board mailing list
>> Owasp-board at lists.owasp.org <mailto:Owasp-board at lists.owasp.org>
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
More information about the Owasp-board