[Owasp-board] OWASP Project Committee

Josh Sokol josh.sokol at owasp.org
Wed Sep 17 19:33:01 UTC 2014


If you would prefer to make the announcement on the OWASP community list to
elaborate on what you are looking for from committee members, I think that
would be acceptable.  The goal here is to provide transparency in the
committee creation and provide everyone with an opportunity for membership
from the start.  Also, to ensure that there is an adequate number of
participants to keep committee activities afloat.


On Wed, Sep 17, 2014 at 11:55 AM, johanna curiel curiel <
johanna.curiel at owasp.org> wrote:

> So, since last night we established majority support, no arguments
> against, no conflict, and in-line with OWASP goals, now we (the Board) need
> to make a public call for OWASP members interested.
> Hi Josh,
> Could it be possible that we emphasize that members that want to be part
> of the committee, should be actively involved?
> Sometimes people have the tendency to not read the entire document,
> however I find important that we highlight is. Bottom line: You want to be
> a member, you must be active. I think the potential bottlenecks of
> committees is this, that people become inactive and at a certain moment
> there is not enough participation of other members.
> If that could be the case, then unfortunately I would have to step back
> from the committee and my work involved in it. That is how I interpret  the
> committee rules. Please let me know if I'm interpreting this correctly
> regards
> Johanna
> On Wed, Sep 17, 2014 at 10:34 AM, Josh Sokol <josh.sokol at owasp.org> wrote:
>> To summarize the process:
>> Step 1) Johanna made the proposal - COMPLETE
>> Step 2) Community discussion - COMPLETE
>> Step 3) Perceived majority support and no major arguments against -
>> Step 4) Board established no conflict and in-line with OWASP Goals -
>> Step 5) The BOARD initiates a public call for OWASP members interested in
>> committee membership via the OWASP community mailing list.  There is a 7
>> day window for this call. - WE ARE HERE
>> Step 6) As long as there are at least 5 applicants, the Board votes on
>> the creation of the committee.
>> So, since last night we established majority support, no arguments
>> against, no conflict, and in-line with OWASP goals, now we (the Board) need
>> to make a public call for OWASP members interested.
>> ~josh
>> On Wed, Sep 17, 2014 at 4:15 AM, johanna curiel curiel <
>> johanna.curiel at owasp.org> wrote:
>>> Jim,
>>> After  I sent the draft to the owasp list, I received a request to be
>>> part of the committee from the following members
>>> Carlos Allende
>>> Azzedine Menouchi
>>> Amro
>>> Christian Ducharme
>>> Christian is a relative new volunteer and had made some valuable
>>> contributions reviewing some of the projects
>>> Other members have provided their feedback but I must say I wish the
>>> participation into reviews was much higher, however most people struggle to
>>> be committed to do this because of the amount of work involved into
>>> testing  Owasp projects.it sounds simple, but consuming hardly well
>>> documented owasp projects , Configuring and install them can be
>>> challenging, especially those ones that are not click and install.
>>> Being that said, and based on my experience, what I expect from these
>>> members is feedback when proposing guidelines.
>>> In the past, project review committees and technical board failed
>>> because it was expected that volunteer members will be doing these kind of
>>> work. Unfortunately, experience have shown that we cannot expect this
>>> because most volunteers do not have the time and regular commitment to do
>>> this, therefore my focus has been to automate some of these tasks and
>>> create an analysis structure where we focus on some key indicators.
>>> eventually we might create a budget to hire , when necessary, a
>>> tester/programmer to support us with some of these tasks as we are about to
>>> do, by configuring the builds into the VM machine and be able to smoke test
>>> using automated tools such as Ranorex.
>>> I have been managing with Kait must of the work of with the
>>> communication and status of the projects through JIRA, so we have a history
>>> of the actions per projects.
>>> My personal situation will also change in the future , so all the work I
>>> have done so far, will be done in cycles to allow a realistic planning. We
>>> have been able to clean the inventory and set a process for reviews, based
>>> on the actual resources.
>>> This is what I can offer as a volunteer and member of a this committee.
>>> This is what we can achieve as a team based of previous experiences,
>>> successes and fails.
>>> Let me know as a board if you want to move fwd with the proposal and the
>>> committee based on the actual situation
>>> Regards
>>> Johanna
>>> On Tuesday, September 16, 2014, Jim Manico <jim at manico.net> wrote:
>>>> Johanna,
>>>> The OWASP Board reviewed your application for a project committee and
>>>> agreed to move to the next step in the committee creation process outlined
>>>> here.
>>>> https://docs.google.com/a/owasp.org/document/d/
>>>> 1Qpb34WXJQfPdNOc2w7iwGwgwDUsI8GmGtM8C6bRPzU8/edit?pli=1
>>>> Johanna, the next step is to find 5 OWASP members in good standing who
>>>> wish to be a part of this committee. There is a 5 member minimum to create
>>>> a committee.
>>>> Since this is all part of the new Committee 2.0 process and this is my
>>>> first time sending an email of this nature, can anyone please correct my
>>>> process if wrong here?
>>>> Aloha,
>>>> Jim
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