[Owasp-board] OWASP Funding Proposal

Jim Manico jim.manico at owasp.org
Thu Oct 8 19:31:51 UTC 2015

 > Recall my implementation plan for Chapter Budgets from a month ago 
aligns with this very well.

Thanks Paul! I am worried that some of your suggestions and proposals 
have gotten lost in the mix. Is there anything the board should be 
reviewing and/or consider voting on that came from one of your recent 
suggestions? My apologies if they did not get enough consideration.


On 10/8/15 11:26 AM, Paul Ritchie wrote:
> Hello Josh & Board:
> I'm glad to see the community response on this with the clarifications 
> from Josh and the updated proposal.
> I'm behind this proposal 100% since it jump-starts our smaller 
> chapters, and helps build a plan at the larger chapter level for 
> putting some of those 'idle' funds to work for OWASP.
> Recall my implementation plan for Chapter Budgets from a month ago 
> aligns with this very well.   The only issue is the DATE of November 1 
> for Budget proposals from the >$5K Chapters.  Is just 2 weeks enough 
> time?  Sometimes fast is good, although a 4 week time frame with a 
> deadline of Nov. 15 may be more reasonable.
> The latest Chapter budget listing, or 'Donation Scorecard' as of 
> October 2, 2015 is listed here, and it shows that 24 Chapters have 
> >$5K.  But that number will increase to 27 since we just 'credited' 
> the profit split for AppSec-California 2015 to San Diego, Santa 
> Barbara & Orange Co, which will move them over $5K.
> https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/11acTOmtmBGq6-5CIGsjlEByU8POSGqda0r23VNnhEGQ/pub?hl=en_US&hl=en_US&output=html
> Paul
> Best Regards, Paul Ritchie
> OWASP Executive Director
> paul.ritchie at owasp.org <mailto:paul.ritchie at owasp.org>
> On Wed, Oct 7, 2015 at 8:54 PM, Josh Sokol <josh.sokol at owasp.org 
> <mailto:josh.sokol at owasp.org>> wrote:
>     Board,
>     Almost two weeks has past since my funding proposal was put on
>     hold at the September Board Meeting.  It's been put out for the
>     community to comment on and, after some discussion, I made a
>     couple of subtle tweaks for clarification purposes to proposals 9
>     and 10, but it is otherwise pretty much the same proposal as what
>     I had originally presented.  We have had a couple of members of
>     the community communicate in favor of the plan.  The two
>     dissenters, Azzedine and Richard, have been addressed after a
>     clarification of the wording and intent.  The only Board member
>     who I have received feedback on it during this time period is Jim,
>     and I believe he stated that his issues have been sufficiently
>     addressed.  Are there any other concerns out there before it can
>     be brought to a vote?  Here are the current proposals:
>     https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Proposal_for_2015-09-25_OWASP_Board_Meeting
>     If there are no further comments and we feel that two weeks is a
>     sufficient time for feedback, then I would like to proceed with an
>     e-mail vote so that we do not have to waste additional time on it
>     during the October Board Meeting.  Thoughts?
>     ~josh
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Jim Manico
Global Board Member
OWASP Foundation

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