[Owasp-board] board meeting agenda: motion to add item about AppSec conferences

Jim Manico jim.manico at owasp.org
Mon Sep 8 20:39:32 UTC 2014

You don't need a second motion to add these to the agenda. Just edit the
board wiki and add it. :)

Good stuff though, Tobias.

Jim Manico
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On Sep 8, 2014, at 8:08 AM, Tobias <tobias.gondrom at owasp.org> wrote:

 Hi dear board fellows,

I would like to make the motion to add two items for the agenda for our
board meeting next week:

1. I would like to talk about profit share for chapters from AppSec
conferences and OWASP tour events and chapter days:
In particular about rules for "profit goal thresholds" and sharing of the
profit with chapter budgets.
The reason for this topic is that over the last few months I received
several feedback from chapters that some of the side-effects of the "rules"
are confusing or do sound very unfair....
For that I would like to ask Paul or Laura if you could attend and provide
an update on how we currently do this  - or if there is a documentation
link on the wiki, it would be nice if you could send this round beforehand
so people can read it before the meeting. As an alternative, I am also
happy to talk with Paul off-list, but I think conferences and events are
very important

2. AppSec conferences - handling of speakers:
Someone has brought to my attention the following topic for discussion:
the question being:
should we allow the conference team to provide accomodation support to
non-keynote speakers?

(the recommendation I received: "If OWASP wants the AppSec conferences to
grow in size I believe that also the hotel expenses for 'normal' speakers
should be covered. The current model does not attract better speakers to
register as they have to cover all expenses themselves to give a talk, the
current model only provides keynote speakers with accommodation. It should
not only be an honour to speak at an OWASP conference, we as OWASP should
actively support this knowledge sharing by stimulating speakers and meet
them with their expenses and take care of the hotel for them. I am aware
that in the current model the Appsec conferences are used to generate
revenue for the foundation, but I believe that you have to spend money to
make money: to invest into the speakers, which in turn will attract more
attendees and therefore generate more income.")

Anyone seconding the motion to discuss these topics?

Best wishes, Tobias

Tobias Gondrom
OWASP Global Board Member
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