[Owasp-board] Higher Criteria on Starting projects

johanna curiel curiel johanna.curiel at owasp.org
Sun Jun 21 15:25:32 UTC 2015

Dear Board and members of the Project Task Force

A while ago, Timo Goosen and some owasp members have expressed their
concern regarding of Projects (Incubators) and their low level of quality.

It has come to our attention that there are projects started and in the
opinion of some community members have very little added value top the
OWASP project inventory. Therefore we want to revise the actual criteria
but also we want to be as fair as we can providing opportunity to anyone to
start a project, however we want value and projects that have a certain
level of quality.

I think we need to revise this criteria and create incentives for
researchers interested to join OWASP with their projects.

Right now we are giving a free pass to anyone, but we have seen way too
many low quality projects that add no new value at all, in our opinion.
Tools that sometimes do absolutely nothing to improve security or even
reach a level of at least being properly installed or used.

We would like to get some feedback on this, because we are really concern
that sometimes people use OWASP to start a project without substance or any
added value.

@Timo, feel free to comment on your concerns


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