[Owasp-board] Wiki Cleanup

Jim Manico jim.manico at owasp.org
Sun Nov 29 19:27:25 UTC 2015

Board and others,

Recently a wiki media and security expert -  Elger Jonker - approached 
me with a desire to help the OWASP foundation reorganize the wiki and 
help ensure future edits are done in a categorized and sensible way. 
Elger provided a report on his initial analysis of the wiki and here is 
a summary.

Currently, there are 8979 URLs on the OWASP wiki. This is a very large 
wiki. If we spend 10 minutes on each URL it would take ~1500 hours to 
just review each page, not to mention the need to tag, re-categorize or 

The wiki is broke up into three major categories.

1) Organizational / Community: conferences, chapters, events, meetings, 
notes, OWASP board, procedures, names of people
2) Knowledge: Attacks, vulnerabilities, testing, vulnerabilities, 
business impacts
3) Projects: Tools and content that overlap with knowledge resources

They rate is estimated about 40%, 30%, 30%. Not all pages are that easy 
to identify.

Here is a full list of pages that make up all of the wiki.


I'd like to hire Elger to serve as a technical consultant to assist me 
in a deeper effort to re-organize and clean up the current wiki.

In general, I am happy to take lead on the wiki and website redesign 
project. I would like to complete my promise to the community before my 
board tenure ends on December 31, 2016.  One of the final goals is to 
enable editorial controls on the wiki for a more formal review process 
around appsec content. I am happy to serve as one of the chief editors 
of the wiki after my board tenure is over or until someone is hired to 
take on this duty.


Jim Manico
Global Board Member
OWASP Foundation

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