[Owasp-board] OWASP guiding operating principle on empowerment of volunteers and the role of staff

Tobias tobias.gondrom at owasp.org
Mon May 5 16:35:10 UTC 2014


Hi all,

in the past there seem to have been sometimes confusion as to the roles
and responsibilities of volunteers and our staff.

To straighten this out, I like to propose to spell out the following
guiding operating principle for OWASP for the empowerment of all
volunteers:

*All main activities (for chapters, projects, conferences, etc.) are
driven by the community volunteers. *
Our staff's responsibility is to provide operational support,
facilitation, execution and advice to the community.
Wherever possible, community relevant decisions are made by the
community volunteers.
(Staff members shall be included in the decision making like any other
community member.)

To give some examples, the rating of projects and its process shall be
directed by the community volunteers. Decisions on conference details
like which presentations are chosen and fostering of industry contacts
shall be done by the involved community volunteers. Everything with a
non-operational nature shall be driven and directed by community
volunteers.

Best regards, Tobias



Tobias Gondrom
OWASP Global Board Member
email: tobias.gondrom at owasp.org <mailto:tobias.gondrom at owasp.org>
skype: tgondrom
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