[Owasp-board] [Governance] Stepping down from Project Reviews

Jim Manico jim.manico at owasp.org
Wed Sep 2 19:16:04 UTC 2015

 > This is where reviews for projects play a big role. If the project 
has a healthy level of activity, and also we need to evaluate if that 
activity serves directly the mission, the it should get the funds.

A few notes:

1) If a project does not serve the OWASP mission then it should not be a 
OWASP project in the first place! I think you have done a good job of 
cutting out projects that are not serving out mission!

2) I can see the debate that projects that are least mature need funding 
the most! This is a debatable area where I think both points are valid.  
Since we have so much funding not claimed, I think we can honor most 
reasonable funding requests....

 > There you see that a process must be in place to support this and I'm 
sure that for the staff to do this alone is not simple because how can 
you differentiate proposals?

We honestly do not get many proposals for project funding requests. The 
staff often reaches out to domain experts in the community to help with 
these decisions.  We now have Claudia keeping a close eye on projects 
full time now. I am very happy with the staff, I think they are doing 
great work in very difficult decisions. I am certain staff, community 
and board can work together to evaluate new project proposals. :)


Jim Manico
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OWASP Foundation
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