[Owasp-board] OWASP Summer Code Sprint Proposal

Tobias tobias.gondrom at owasp.org
Tue Apr 7 12:49:37 UTC 2015

Sounds fair to me.

With one suggested addition: if there is disagreement in step #5, I like 
to see this reported to the org team / board / community for resolution 
without conflict of interest.
If the teams agree with the resolution of step #5, I am happy and favour 
to go ahead. If there is serious disagreement, I like to hear about it.

Best, Tobias

On 07/04/15 05:33, Fabio Cerullo wrote:
> Jim,
> Please allow me to explain a submission process might work for everyone:
> 1) Student review the ideas suggested by mentors. For example, GSOC 
> 2015 Ideas: https://www.owasp.org/index.php/GSoC2015_Ideas
> 2) Based on those ideas, the students submit their own ideas/projects. 
> Usually there are dozens of ideas submitted by students, some are 
> good, some are poor, and some are completely new. The mentors are not 
> involved at this stage other than answering questions to the students. 
> There is a deadline for the students submission.
> 3) The 'project leaders/mentors team' are the ones who evaluate and 
> pick the best students proposals because they know about their 
> projects. In the past, we allowed all mentors to score all proposals 
> and that is what caused an issue because some people ‘down voted’ 
> other proposals to let their own proposals to score higher.
> 4) The 'org team' makes sure that there is no wrong doing by reviewing 
> scores/etc. Last year, the issue above was identified by Kostas/staff 
> and it was promptly addressed. An additional control that could be 
> implemented, and we were hoping to implement this year at GSOC, is 
> that no mentor could vote on other project proposals (e.g. ZAP mentors 
> cannot down vote on OWTF proposals and viceversa). So that will bubble 
> up naturally all the best proposals for each corresponding project 
> based on scores from the project leaders/mentors.
> 5) Finally, the org team in conjunction with the project mentors team 
> then decide how many slots each project will get.
> Does it sound fair?
> Fabio Cerullo
> Global Board Member
> OWASP Foundation
> https://www.owasp.org
>> On 6 Apr 2015, at 20:07, Jim Manico <jim.manico at owasp.org 
>> <mailto:jim.manico at owasp.org>> wrote:
>> I suggest the mentors work with students to make great proposals and
>> have a •different group vote on who wins•. The whole issue was mentors
>> voting on projects and we should consider avoiding that if we
>> replicate a similar program at OWASP.
>> --
>> Jim Manico
>> @Manicode
>> (808) 652-3805
>>> On Apr 6, 2015, at 10:04 AM, Fabio Cerullo <fcerullo at owasp.org 
>>> <mailto:fcerullo at owasp.org>> wrote:
>>> The ‘Mentors team’ will review/score the proposals and select the 
>>> best ones with an oversight from the ‘Organisation Team’.
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