[Owasp-board] Proposal: Eliminate Restriction on Account Balance for Community Engagement Funding
jim.manico at owasp.org
Wed Apr 29 20:39:19 UTC 2015
+1 Well said, Josh.
On 4/29/15 10:36 AM, Josh Sokol wrote:
> In light of today's decision to move forward with the proposal for the
> OWASP Summer of Code providing access to $12,000 in funds for all
> projects regardless of their account balance, I would like to propose
> a change to our Community Engagement Funding policy along these lines
> as well:
> Specifically, I see no reason why if account balance is not a factor
> taken into consideration for determining who receives funds for the
> Summer of Code, we should consider it as a factor for any Community
> Engagement project of value. Therefore, I propose that we eliminate
> any such limiting language from the Community Engagement Funding page
> and simply leave the decision up to our Operations Team to determine
> whether the funding is available and provides enough merit in order to
> be funded. This would be removing/modifying the following two bullet
> points from that page:
> * Primary funding would be deducted from the local chapter budget
> (if the activity is supporting the local chapter).
> o Should be removed completely.
> * A chapter without sufficient funds (or initiative not tied to the
> chapter) may request funding from the foundation "Community
> Engagement" fund. These funds are available on a first come-first
> serve basis.
> o The first sentence needs to be removed. Keep the second sentence.
> Just as Fabio had concerns about projects not wanting to spend their
> money on this because they had other things in their sights, our
> chapters have these same concerns. We should be encouraging all OWASP
> participants to innovate and use the allotted Foundation funds to do
> so without tying them down to any sort of account balances. This has
> the added benefit of ensuring that these community funds are used up
> each year and do not go unspent (as I believe they have been
> underutilized in the past).
> Josh Sokol
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