[Owasp-board] Proposal to Eliminate "At Large" Board Positions

Josh Sokol josh.sokol at owasp.org
Tue Sep 29 23:58:45 UTC 2015

I have no issues with rebuilding the committees, but I feel that they
should be built by the community, not by the Board.  This is less
operational and more "vision" of the organization in those areas.


On Tue, Sep 29, 2015 at 6:33 PM, Matt Konda <matt.konda at owasp.org> wrote:

> Josh,
> Interesting idea.  I like that it emphasizes projects and chapters
> explicitly.
> What would your thinking be on that versus rebuilding committees and
> asking all board members to be active in at least one committee?
> Matt
> On Tue, Sep 29, 2015 at 3:10 PM, Josh Sokol <josh.sokol at owasp.org> wrote:
>> Board,
>> I wanted to make a proposal regarding the positions that are determined
>> at the beginning of the year amongst the new Board members.  The more I
>> think about it, the more I dislike the concept of an "At Large" Board
>> position.  I get it.  It's kind a catch-all for those who don't have a
>> specific role, but I would like to change it to be more specific.  I would
>> like to propose to change the Board positions to:
>> Chair
>> Vice Chair
>> Treasurer
>> Secretary
>> Governance
>> Projects
>> Chapters
>> The idea being that these "At Large" positions are now given specific
>> areas of focus.  They are tasked with providing updates and contemplating
>> initiatives that would provide value in those areas.  We can work on a more
>> formal write-up later, but I wanted to see what others thought about the
>> idea.
>> ~josh
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