[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.

~josh

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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