[Owasp-board] Process Idea

Michael Coates michael.coates at owasp.org
Fri Feb 27 15:25:54 UTC 2015

I like the idea. More formalized discussion before the meeting and more decision making at the meeting. 

> On Feb 27, 2015, at 4:51 AM, Matt Konda <matt.konda at owasp.org> wrote:
> Hi everybody,
> I noted to Josh and Tobias around the 1 on 1 call this week that when I look at the minutes from the last few OWASP Board meetings, there are very few "actions" in the sense of things that we vote on and make decisions about.
> I feel one reason for this may be that a number of the topics we are discussing are still raw and open when they come up for discussion.  I also think that it is unclear which things are ready for voting and which aren't.
> I was wondering if we could adopt a slightly more formalized pipeline of "key business" and ask "sponsors" (us, leaders, staff) to prepare something a bit of background on them to try to encourage us to handle that key business up front.  This is mock up example: 
> https://docs.google.com/a/owasp.org/document/d/1NuhKRqgmPsWXjhDnvKLB2nIAQ9ttETMTXpDpELFSiSE/edit?usp=sharing
> I'm all for having discussion (and I think a number of the current threads are really useful) and I would also say that joining the weekly calls has been really helpful but I just want to encourage us to all do a little more work in the background before the meetings so that we can tie up really important things for the foundation.
> For example, I think in the next meeting we should aim to have voted on: 
> 1.  Project summit budget
> 2.  Strategic goals
> 3.  Virtual / Insperity
> 4.  Inclusion
> 5.  How we handle AppSecUSA in the absence of a chapter taking the lead
> 6.  Any hiring / job business
> 7.  Dev focused website (my new business)
> 8.  ... 
> To the extent that we can get the community to engage and be more active so that there are more issues to discuss and vote on, I think that is a good thing.  Of course, hopefully most things the foundation does shouldn't ever be subject to a board vote - but for those that are, we may be able to make ourselves crisper with a little process.  
> What do you all think?
> Thanks,
> Matt
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