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

Tobias tobias.gondrom at owasp.org
Sun Sep 6 16:10:33 UTC 2015

Hi Josh,

I like it. Transparency is great thing here.
That way, it can be easy for other projects and chapters to see what you 
can do and request.
And people can see that this works and how.

Best, Tobias

On 02/09/15 21:02, Josh Sokol 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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