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

Tobias tobias.gondrom at owasp.org
Mon Sep 8 21:10:58 UTC 2014

Thanks. Done.
I was just concerned that we have only limited time and whether at least 
one other board member would find the topics worthy of discussion.

Best, Tobias

On 08/09/14 21:39, Jim Manico wrote:
> 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.
> Aloha,
> --
> Jim Manico
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> On Sep 8, 2014, at 8:08 AM, Tobias <tobias.gondrom at owasp.org 
> <mailto: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
>> email: tobias.gondrom at owasp.org <mailto:tobias.gondrom at owasp.org>
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