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

Josh Sokol josh.sokol at owasp.org
Mon May 5 18:14:45 UTC 2014

I'm generally behind this and am confused as to why its necessary that we
have to spell it out (though I agree based on recent events it needs to).
This should have been a given IMHO.
On May 5, 2014 11:35 AM, "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
> 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
> skype: tgondrom
> twitter: @tgondrom
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