[Owasp-board] Training....

Jim Manico jim.manico at owasp.org
Sun May 10 01:01:41 UTC 2015


Certainly. Having counsel review these issues are always a good idea. These issues are also discussed in detail via the various books the board was tasked to read.

Regards,
--
Jim Manico
@Manicode
(808) 652-3805

> On May 9, 2015, at 5:26 PM, Michael Coates <michael.coates at owasp.org> wrote:
> 
> Thanks Jim. 
> 
> My ask was exactly for items like that. We should consider legal issues based on info from our legal council or reputable sites (like you included). Thanks for the link. 
> 
> 
> 
>> On May 9, 2015, at 4:26 PM, Jim Manico <jim.manico at owasp.org> wrote:
>> 
>> Michael,
>> 
>> It's only illegal to over-compensate board members. It's ok to
>> otherwise pay board members for legit services - but paying board
>> members is a risk that sends up red flags and is something I want to
>> keep away from. Getting legit expenses covered, like board travel, is
>> very much ok.
>> 
>> Here is a good reference that discusses some of the pros and cons of
>> board level compensation. It's a good start to understand the
>> sensitive nature of this issue and the applicable laws in play.
>> 
>> http://www.asaecenter.org/Resources/whitepaperdetail.cfm?ItemNumber=22981
>> 
>> Regards,
>> --
>> Jim Manico
>> @Manicode
>> (808) 652-3805
>> 
>>> On May 8, 2015, at 6:25 PM, Michael Coates <michael.coates at owasp.org> wrote:
>>> 
>>> 
>>> Paul
>>> 
>>> Do we have legal guidance on this from our counsel? Is this a high risk item we should investigate?
>>> 
>>> 
>>>> On May 8, 2015, at 9:21 AM, Jim Manico <jim.manico at owasp.org> wrote:
>>>> 
>>>> One more note on training. The IRS (who enforces our 501c3 status)
>>>> does not look kindly on board members of non-profits also being
>>>> service providers for that same non-profit. I discussed this with a
>>>> relative who is a senior official there. It sends up red flags.
>>>> 
>>>> My intention is to cease applying to deliver training via OWASP unless
>>>> it's free and minimize any situation where I am personally a service
>>>> provider for OWASP.
>>>> 
>>>> Don't take my word for it, check it out for yourself.
>>>> 
>>>> Respectfully,
>>>> --
>>>> Jim Manico
>>>> @Manicode
>>>> (808) 652-3805
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