[Owasp-board] Election by laws update

Bil Corry bil.corry at owasp.org
Thu Nov 13 09:40:29 UTC 2014

You can add me to the working group.  My time is limited, but I'm happy to review drafts and suggest wording.


- Bil


From: owasp-board-bounces at lists.owasp.org [mailto:owasp-board-bounces at lists.owasp.org] On Behalf Of Jim Manico
Sent: Thursday, November 13, 2014 10:01 AM
To: Andrew van der Stock
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Subject: Re: [Owasp-board] Election by laws update


Count me in, Andrew. I'm super happy you are so positively charged up to support the foundation. I'd be glad to help review work from this effort.



Jim Manico


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On Nov 13, 2014, at 3:55 PM, Andrew van der Stock <vanderaj at owasp.org> wrote:

Excellent points, particularly in relation to bringing in Kelly, extending the deadline to get it right - especially as I don't know Kelly's and Paul's schedule over that month and a bit, and giving the Board time to digest drafts and suggest improvements. I think we have at least until the end of the first quarter of 2015 to get the by laws right, so there's adequate time to bed down the changes in Q2 so the 2015 election goes off without a hitch. 


So if we aim to have the by laws tidied up, reviewed, and approved by March 30, 2015, I think we'll be in great shape. Let's get it right the first time :)


Does anyone else want to assist in the re-drafting working group? 





On Thu, Nov 13, 2014 at 4:24 PM, Josh Sokol <josh.sokol at owasp.org> wrote:

I noted this too, a while back, that the only documentation that I could find relating to the election was from several years back and was specifically relating to that election.  Consideration should also be given to things like timeline and disclosure.  Some guidance on the role that the Board should or shouldn't play in it would be good too as some may construe Board involvement as influencing the vote.  I'm not sure I can commit the time to be a part of the team, but would absolutely voice my support in favor of some reform in that area. I would add Kelly Santalucia to the team for sure since she's the staff member who has run the elections.  You may want to ask Dan Cornell to join too since he's helped in the past.  

My $0.02 from my first year on the Board is that it never hurts to socialize things like this with the community BEFORE a Board vote.  My suggestion is to form your team, create the new document, solicit feedback from the community, revise, solicit feedback from the Board, revise, and then vote.  January may be a stretch for timeline, but it seems like a great goal to shoot for.



On Wed, Nov 12, 2014 at 11:08 PM, Andrew van der Stock <vanderaj at owasp.org> wrote:

Hi guys,


The election by laws need an overhaul, as the Google Docs that are linked from the main bylaws are in a draft state. I am proposing it is cleaned up of all markup and comments, and a few minor lessons learnt to be included. 


What I'd like to do is form a small working group with Paul as the Foundation have to *hold* the elections, and come back by January 6 or so with an update of the election by laws in time for a vote in January 2015 Board meeting. 


Would this be acceptable, and if so, who would like to participate?





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