[Owasp-board] Election by laws update

Paul Ritchie paul.ritchie at owasp.org
Thu Nov 13 16:20:33 UTC 2014

Andrew, all:

I want to participate in an active role, and I'll set aside the time to do
I've created & updated over 15 sets of Bylaws including election
procedures, and I'd like to bring that experience to the table.    This is
a critical and valuable project for OWASP, so I'm in.

Best Regards, Paul Ritchie
OWASP Interim Executive Director
paul.ritchie at owasp.org

On Wed, Nov 12, 2014 at 11:55 PM, Andrew van der Stock <vanderaj at owasp.org>

> 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?
> thanks,
> Andrew
> 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.
>> ~josh
>> 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?
>>> thanks,
>>> Andrew
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