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

Jim Manico jim.manico at owasp.org
Mon May 5 17:18:56 UTC 2014


Jim Manico
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On May 5, 2014, at 12:35 PM, Tobias <tobias.gondrom at owasp.org> wrote:

 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

*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
(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

Best regards, Tobias

Tobias Gondrom
OWASP Global Board Member
email: tobias.gondrom at owasp.org
skype: tgondrom
twitter: @tgondrom

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