[Owasp-board] Higher Criteria on Starting projects

Jim Manico jim.manico at owasp.org
Sun Jun 21 16:49:13 UTC 2015


This is tricky since it's important to encourage experimentation.

Perhaps we could relabel incubator projects to not even be a project until they hit lab level maturity? 

I'll put some more brain matter into this and get back to you. Thank you Johanna...

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> On Jun 21, 2015, at 5:25 AM, johanna curiel curiel <johanna.curiel at owasp.org> wrote:
> 
> 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
> 
> Regards
> 
> Johanna
> 
> 
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