[Owasp-board] Regarding Hackademic project

johanna curiel curiel johanna.curiel at owasp.org
Thu Jul 23 11:43:58 UTC 2015

Dear Task Force members and Board

Over the last year, we have had a close look to the Hackademic project.

Last year we did a testing during the month of October , executed by Marios
Kourtesis and I. This year, Timo Goosen also did an evaluation on this
project during the Project Summit EU.

>From the evaluations we could conclude the following:

   - The project lacks documentation in order for first time users to
   install and to build this properly
   - The project does not have any developments except during the Google
   summer of Code last year. You can see their contributions on their main
   development branch here. Basically almost none(see attached image)
      - https://www.openhub.net/p/hackademic
   - I requested an update regarding their developments but never received
   an answer on this
   - Timo Goosen spent quite lot of time during the Summit working on their
   project, developing documentation for them which they never updated their
   wiki and use it

Now this project is getting the sponsorship for the Summer of code when
they hardly work on their development and to us it lacks a certain level of
maturity and robustness which unfortunately there are other projects in
incubator stage that are much better and more mature than this one.

I strongly advise the board that before taking major decisions to spend
money in activities for projects lacking a clear strcutural development ,
to take the time and evaluate if the project deserves it.

I think there are many other projects that can use that money and have
shown committed and responsive project leaders


HACKADEMICS activity over the past 2 years:
[image: Inline image 1]
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