[Owasp-board] [Governance] A Thought on Fund Request Transparency

Josh Sokol josh.sokol at owasp.org
Wed Sep 2 19:27:56 UTC 2015


The current process for requesting funds is right here:



On Wed, Sep 2, 2015 at 2:05 PM, Lucas Ferreira <lucas.ferreira at owasp.org>

> Josh,
> I have a doubt that's a little more basic: is there a single and well
> defined process to request funds? If yes, can it be more well communicated
> to the community?
> Thanks,
> Lucas
> On Wed, Sep 2, 2015 at 9:02 PM Josh Sokol <josh.sokol at owasp.org> wrote:
>> I had a thought and wanted to throw it out there to see what others think
>> of it.  As a Board, all of our votes are tracked.  Both the proposal, who
>> proposed it, relevant discussion, and the result of the vote itself.  It
>> doesn't matter whether the vote passes or fails, we track it for reasons of
>> transparency.
>> What if we treated requests for funds similar to Board votes?  Maybe we
>> do this already and I'm just not aware of where to find the data points,
>> but what if every request for funding went in a public place where others
>> could see it.  Not only the request, but also the response.  So, the
>> request for funds becomes a matter of public record but also the rationale
>> as to why it was approved or denied.  Was it a specific law, policy, moral,
>> etc that prohibits that activity?  Lack of budget?  All of that should be
>> immediately obvious and transparent so that there are no questions.
>> Does that make sense?  Do we have this level of transparency today and I
>> just don't know it?  Would that help to show the volume of requests and
>> what is being approved or denied?  Thanks for your comments.
>> ~josh
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