[Owasp-board] Bylaws Update - Section 3.02

Jim Manico jim.manico at owasp.org
Wed Jul 29 18:55:51 UTC 2015


Thanks Fabio, I agree.

https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Board_Election_Policy

Note: This is just a fork and generalization of the current 2015 
election policy.

Aloha,
Jim

On 7/29/15 8:42 AM, Fabio Cerullo wrote:
> Jim,
>
> I just cleaned up some references to 2015 in the fork version to make 
> it generic so we could reuse it in future elections.
>
> I think this wiki document could be included in the Bylaws and replace 
> the current Google docs URL which is non-existent under section 3.02.
>
> @All, please feel free to review it and share your comments.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Fabio Cerullo
> Global Board Member
> OWASP Foundation
> https://www.owasp.org
> Join me at AppSecUSA 2015 <https://2015.appsecusa.org> in San Francisco!
>
>> On 22 Jul 2015, at 23:30, Jim Manico <jim.manico at owasp.org 
>> <mailto:jim.manico at owasp.org>> wrote:
>>
>> Fabio,
>>
>> The link is currently in the most up to date published bylaws 
>> https://www.owasp.org/images/9/92/April2014OWASPFoundationByLaws.pdf .
>>
>> Anyhow, I forked the 2015 election policy and started making in 
>> generic here:
>>
>> https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Board_Election_Policy
>>
>> May I suggest that we edit this, make sure Kelly and Paul get a 
>> careful look, and change the bylaws to link to or include that info?
>>
>> Please note again I did not change any of this per se, I just took a 
>> copy of the 2015 election info from here 
>> https://www.owasp.org/index.php/2015_Global_Board_of_Directors_Election 
>> and genericized it.
>>
>> Aloha,
>> Jim
>>
>>
>> On 7/22/15 11:27 AM, Fabio Cerullo wrote:
>>> Jim,
>>>
>>> I just looked at the document and it most of it refers back to the 
>>> 2012 elections.
>>>
>>> Is this the ‘approved’ version of the document?
>>>
>>> Thanks,
>>>
>>> Fabio Cerullo
>>> Global Board Member
>>> OWASP Foundation
>>> https://www.owasp.org <https://www.owasp.org/>
>>> Join me at AppSecUSA 2015 <https://2015.appsecusa.org/> in 
>>> San Francisco!
>>>
>>>> On 22 Jul 2015, at 21:49, Tobias <tobias.gondrom at owasp.org> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> Thanks for the link.
>>>>
>>>> @Fabio: I would not mind to reduce the number of consecutive terms 
>>>> to 3 (instead of currently 4).
>>>> So far I see our board get some good new members every year, so I 
>>>> don't see a particular problem with the current term limit, but 
>>>> would also be open to reduce it.
>>>>
>>>> Best regards, Tobias
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On 22/07/15 20:43, Jim Manico wrote:
>>>>> That is true. The bylaws link to the current election document 
>>>>> where it is stated that membership is required.
>>>>>
>>>>> https://docs.google.com/a/owasp.org/document/d/1A16CEWCebTC_vadzSsaGFsuvBD94HhkbgHKBZr6shII/editA
>>>>>
>>>>> --
>>>>> Jim Manico
>>>>> Global Board Member
>>>>> OWASP Foundation
>>>>> https://www.owasp.org <https://www.owasp.org/>
>>>>> Join me at AppSecUSA <http://appsecusa.org/> 2015!
>>>>>
>>>>> On Jul 22, 2015, at 6:44 AM, Michael Coates 
>>>>> <michael.coates at owasp.org> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>> I believe it is already a requirement to be a member (paid or 
>>>>>> honorary) to run for the board.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> On Jul 22, 2015, at 8:13 AM, Josh Sokol <josh.sokol at owasp.org> wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Fabio,
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> The document exists.  The URL just didn't encompass the last two 
>>>>>>> characters:
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> https://docs.google.com/a/owasp.org/document/d/1A16CEWCebTC_vadzSsaGFsuvBD94HhkbgHKBZr6shII
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Regarding the membership requirement, I agree that it would be 
>>>>>>> best if those on the Board had OWASP memberships.  That said, 
>>>>>>> obtaining an OWASP membership has no real qualification other 
>>>>>>> than you paid your annual dues.  And, in the case of most who 
>>>>>>> are running, an honorary membership can negate even that much.  
>>>>>>> I'm not sure I see the value in making this limitation, and, I 
>>>>>>> could see a case being made to have a qualified candidate who 
>>>>>>> wasn't a member. Personally, I don't feel like this is a 
>>>>>>> restriction that makes sense.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Regarding the term limit, is there a particular problem that 
>>>>>>> you're trying to solve with this by effectively removing one 
>>>>>>> term?  It seems that this is a relatively minor change, but I 
>>>>>>> guess I'm not seeing the issue that this change would address.  
>>>>>>> A bigger issue, in my opinion, would be burnout on the Board and 
>>>>>>> spending time trying to get fresh blood spun up.  If someone 
>>>>>>> wants to commit 8 years of their life to service on the Board, 
>>>>>>> and the community feels that they are the most qualified 
>>>>>>> candidate, then why would we want to restrict that?
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> ~josh
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> On Wed, Jul 22, 2015 at 2:57 AM, Fabio Cerullo 
>>>>>>> <fcerullo at owasp.org> wrote:
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>     hi,
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>     I would like to review section below during today’s call if
>>>>>>>     time allows.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>     I will appreciate if you could review the comments.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>     Thanks,
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>     Fabio Cerullo
>>>>>>>     Global Board Member
>>>>>>>     OWASP Foundation
>>>>>>>     https://www.owasp.org
>>>>>>>     Join me at AppSecUSA 2015 <https://2015.appsecusa.org/> in
>>>>>>>     San Francisco!
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>     On 11 Jul 2015, at 11:53, Fabio Cerullo
>>>>>>>>     <fcerullo at owasp.org> wrote:
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>     Hi there,
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>     I was reviewing the bylaws and came across the following
>>>>>>>>     section:
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>     SECTION 3.02 Number, Tenure, and Qualifications. The number
>>>>>>>>     of directors of the Foundation shall be no less than five
>>>>>>>>     and no more than seven. Each director shall hold office for
>>>>>>>>     two years unless duly removed. An individual is limited to
>>>>>>>>     4 consecutive 2 year terms effective January 1, 2014. Each
>>>>>>>>     director must be elected as prescribed in the election
>>>>>>>>     policy and procedure.
>>>>>>>>     https://docs.google.com/a/owasp.org/document/d/1A16CEWCebTC_vadzSsaGFsuvBD94HhkbgHKBZr6sh
>>>>>>>>     II/edit
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>     I have a couple of comments here:
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>     - The google docs file is non existent >> I think we need
>>>>>>>>     to put the content of the google doc somewhere in the wiki
>>>>>>>>     (once we found it). Any pointers?
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>     - The election terms needs to be reviewed in my opinion..
>>>>>>>>     at present it reads "An individual is limited to 4
>>>>>>>>     consecutive 2 year terms” >> I think we need to change the
>>>>>>>>     statement to the following “An individual (member?) is
>>>>>>>>     limited to be elected no more than three terms in any 7
>>>>>>>>     years period”. By doing so we reinforce the message that
>>>>>>>>     you need to be an OWASP member to run for the Board and
>>>>>>>>     also are limiting the scope in amount of years which is
>>>>>>>>     quite currently long in my opinion.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>     Please let me know your thoughts.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>     Thanks,
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>     Fabio Cerullo
>>>>>>>>     Global Board Member
>>>>>>>>     OWASP Foundation
>>>>>>>>     https://www.owasp.org
>>>>>>>>     Join me at AppSecUSA 2015 <https://2015.appsecusa.org/> in
>>>>>>>>     San Francisco!
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
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>> -- 
>> Jim Manico
>> Global Board Member
>> OWASP Foundation
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Jim Manico
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OWASP Foundation
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