[Owasp-board] Proposing New Process to Accept Incubator projects

Tobias tobias.gondrom at owasp.org
Mon Sep 1 20:52:32 UTC 2014

Hi Johanna,

small question:
Could you please provide the link to the "IDEAS incubator page"?

In principle, these requirements look simple enough.
It is important in my eyes that it is easy for people to start things.

One remark:
your point #2 about objections "Does anyone has any objections to 
his/her project(reactions from leaders/community)?Please, create a 
summary of objections"
I think this is worded in a potentially misleading or ambiguous way:
- the only relevant objections should be procedural problems like breach 
of brand usage, company logos, or that the topic is obviously not about 
security, etc.
We should not ask about objections on the content or theme.

Maybe a thought:
in theory, "incubator" could have been as the name suggests a project 
that is not yet standing on its own feet, so we should be relatively 
open easy on it.
Problems might have come potentially from that we grant full project 
benefits for projects in incubator status and also did not have the 
resources to move projects from incubator to normal status quickly.
Personally, I will admit as project lead I never really bothered with 
which level (incubator, ...) my project has as long as people are using 
it and working on it.

It might be worth thinking about how we can move projects to the next 
stage above incubator (when they qualify) relatively quickly and then 
give more promotion and visibility to these projects.

IMO, it is essential in the OWASP spirit that projects can be started as 
easily and quickly as possible (the process to jump through all the 
hoops should not take longer then 3 days (absolute maximum 7 days)). If 
this is not possible with the new proposed process steps, I would 
suggest to cut them. If this is a problem, I would also be open to 
create a pre-project / pre-incubator stage at which a project can start 
with at least page edits and a mailing-list.

My 2cents,


On 01/09/14 14:25, johanna curiel curiel wrote:
> Board and Task Force members
> A while ago we discussed the introduction of a new process for 
> accepting Incubator projects and based on your feedback I created the 
> following process(see attached file)
> In order to automate this process, such as the review of the proposal 
> by the committee, a checklist should be used by the project 
> coordinator and all submission should be posted to the project review 
> taskforce team for feedback.Submission at the moment go through the 
> Salesforce platform forms .
> We already have a very good example template for documentation projects:
> https://www.owasp.org/index.php/OWASP_Documentation_Project_Template
> and I have created this one for Code/Tools
> https://www.owasp.org/index.php/OWASP_Example_Incubator
> Proposed Checklist(to be done by project coordinator):
>   * Does the future project leader discussed his/her idea on the IDEAS
>     incubator page?
>   * Does anyone has any objections to his/her project(reactions from
>     leaders/community)?Please, create a summary of objections
>   * Does the project has a complete description for their wiki template?
>   * Does the project has a clear roadmap for the coming 3 months?
>   * Does the project has an open/public repository containing
>     code?(Code/Tools/doc)
>   * Does the project has an open documentation containing the
>     draft(Documentation)
> All information must be complete in order to start a project, 
> especially the information that must be placed on the wiki template
> Your feedback appreciated. The changes here will be implemented in the 
> wiki page
> https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Category:OWASP_Project#tab=Starting_a_New_Project
> regards
> Johanna
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