[Owasp-board] [Owasp-leaders] Please provide a status update to the membership

Eoin Keary eoin.keary at owasp.org
Wed Oct 29 20:16:27 UTC 2014

Just appears to be more red tape which serves no purpose. Honorary members are such because they do great stuff for the foundation and should be treated as such. If I was on the board next year I'd ....:)

Eoin Keary
Owasp Global Board
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On 29 Oct 2014, at 19:43, Josh Sokol <josh.sokol at owasp.org> wrote:

> This is a great question Bev and I asked Paul to follow up on it during our meeting this morning.  Two issues here actually:
> 1) Honorary members not receiving notice of expiration.  That's just silly.  Everyone should get an expiration message regardless of how their membership was earned.
> 2) Honorary membership is only able to be obtained during a certain time of the year for a short period of time.  I'm honestly not too sure of the logistics behind this or the rationale, but completely agree that if we can do regular membership year-round, then honorary membership should be handled the same way.
> I don't have a good answer for "why" this is today, but Paul is actively looking at what it would take to change it.  Great suggestion!
> ~josh
> On Wed, Oct 29, 2014 at 8:06 AM, Bev Corwin <bev.corwin at owasp.org> wrote:
>> Hmmm.... interesting. Seems sad. Why is there a deadline? Honestly, I love this honorary membership opportunity for volunteers. It gives volunteers a chance to get to better know the OWASP community, and a good inclusive policy. Can we just scrap the deadline and allow our volunteers to apply year round?
>> Bev
>> On Tue, Oct 28, 2014 at 10:58 PM, Kevin W. Wall <kevin.w.wall at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Helen, et al,
>>> Apparently it is too late for that now. I tried to apply and got this
>>> email message sent to me:
>>>     Although you did complete the Honorary membership form this year but
>>>     because it was after the Sept 30, 2014 deadline, you have not been
>>>     granted honorary membership.  The honorary membership form was opened
>>>     up as part of the "grace period" for those individuals whose
>>>     membership expired between June 30, 2014 and Sept 30, 2014.
>>> So it appears that we have to wait until next year to apply.
>>> (Personally, I'd rather
>>> just be able to apply this year and not be able to vote until next
>>> year rather than
>>> remembering to reapply next year, but maybe that's just me.)
>>> -kevin
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