[Owasp-board] Higher Criteria on Starting projects

johanna curiel curiel johanna.curiel at owasp.org
Mon Jun 22 23:30:49 UTC 2015

But....we need to be careful that ideas don't get misrepresented as
professional tools

Exactly, could be better said :-)
I think we are going to implement this for any new projects, through a new

And projects with no output at the moment will go into this category

On Mon, Jun 22, 2015 at 2:33 PM, Josh Sokol <josh.sokol at owasp.org> wrote:

> I realize that I'm not really adding anything new to this discussion, but
> I think that the real challenge here is in creating project levels that
> more accurately reflect the maturity of the projects in our catalog.  There
> is nothing wrong with having a "ground floor" that serves as a starting
> point for ideas or even a lower level of an "idea board" that people could
> pick up and run with.  This is where creativity flows and innovation
> begins.  But....we need to be careful that ideas don't get misrepresented
> as professional tools.  To that extent, I trust Johanna and team to devise
> a system that allows everyone to flourish at OWASP, but still guides both
> projects and their users as to the maturity of the tools and documentation
> that are being represented.
> ~josh
> On Mon, Jun 22, 2015 at 3:23 AM, Eoin Keary <eoin.keary at owasp.org> wrote:
>> Cool stuff. I'm unsure the correlation between activity level and quality
>> is correct.
>> Having weaker and stronger projects is per bell curve we will always have
>> that. Hopefully more weaker will become stronger over time.
>> The day we don't have active incubator projects is a day to worry about
>> the health of OWASP as a whole.
>> IMHO project status is a strong indicator of how OWASP is doing.
>> Eoin Keary
>> BCC Risk Advisory - edgescan CTO
>> Gartner "notable vendor" MSSP MQ
>> On 21 Jun 2015, at 23:13, johanna curiel curiel <johanna.curiel at owasp.org>
>> wrote:
>> Hi MAtt
>> Not sure if you are aware, we are using Openhub to track projects. It
>> gives us a quite complete report of the activity level of all the OWASP
>> projects using an open repository so we can track then.
>> https://www.openhub.net/orgs/OWASP
>> <Screenshot 2015-06-21 16.11.19.png>
>> I try to register them here and keep track. The main issue is empty
>> projects but we have reduce significantly the amount of empty projects,
>> however, there are some beginning with some lines of code and this is what
>> still concern us, because a few pages of text or some lines  of code cannot
>> be really consider a 'project'. This is where Timo and other members have
>> expressed their concern.
>> I would like to discuss further your ideas on how to improve the project
>> platform faster and get more quality project  to certain status
>> regards
>> Johanna
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