[Owasp-board] ACTION REQUESTED: 2017 Roles / Executive Director (8) Applicants

Tom Brennan tomb at owasp.org
Thu Dec 22 01:13:53 UTC 2016

Yes agree.

Yes Q1 and Q3

On Tue, Dec 20, 2016 at 1:08 PM, Bil Corry <bil.corry at owasp.org> wrote:
> Hi Tom,
> I agree that face-to-face meetings are ideal, but they do cost the
> Foundation the most to execute (flying all Board members into a single
> location) and in this instance, it's not even a regularly scheduled meeting,
> but an emergency meeting that the Board itself caused through inaction.
> I was asking if this in-person meeting was being held in lieu of the one
> later in the year so that at least the cost of it would be a wash in the
> budget.  But if the Board is planning to have the Foundation fund multiple
> in-person meetings in 2017, please make sure that it is captured in the 2017
> budget and it would seem action is needed to ensure this doesn't happen
> again (either a Bylaws change, holding Board members more accountable in
> some manner, etc).
> - Bil
> On Tue, Dec 20, 2016 at 10:44 AM, Tom Brennan <tomb at owasp.org> wrote:
>> Hi Bill,
>> I was simply proposing a Q1 face to face to get everyone on the same page
>> and kick off 2017 on the same sheet of music (there are some very important
>> things out of alignment at this time) and also in Q3.  I do not feel that
>> these need to be aligned with AppSec conferences as they have there own
>> value but for a different purpose and I would rather recommend a OWASP event
>> in the community then RSA as example in Feb..
>> The purpose of the board meeting is to get the alignment of the elected
>> board members on the same page so not to waste efforts and time with things
>> of insignificance to the mission.. It is common to have quarterly board
>> meetings to measure performance of the business listen to achievements and
>> set new directives for the next business quarter in addition to any project,
>> chapter etc. activities that are  on the individuals plate. Virtual
>> participation can be accommodated if needed to do that.. but nothing
>> replaces face to face discussion I think you would agree.
>> The elected Board has a obligation to drive the 2 million dollar
>> professional association forward (annual report is coming....)  and to the
>> membership it represents to perform certain functions example
>> https://docs.google.com/document/d/10zBT6oY2Q3B6kr6r7DGl3Cc0f5rGmQ0Slc6RYvbxmus/edit
>> this fine example was created in 2013 and outlines the responsibilities.
>> We track attendance of the meetings see
>> https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/u/1/d/1wpaOCBP-qrnde0sLiglDMJOUCtse6oB-zf3ONCkWgZk/edit
>> but why bother if it is not important to comply with 3.03 of the Bylaws.
>> Having historical continuity is important at a organization see:
>> https://www.owasp.org/index.php/OWASP_Board_History as well as updated
>> records to reflect on as example:
>> https://www.owasp.org/index.php/OWASP_Board_Votes   so we can always reflect
>> on the past actions.
>> Thanks for your input on this thread.  I await a second to the motion and
>> a vote by email of the board members on this topic.
>> On Tue, Dec 20, 2016 at 10:20 AM, Bil Corry <bil.corry at owasp.org> wrote:
>>> Hi Tom,
>>> Would this in-person meeting in January be in lieu of the typical
>>> in-person meeting that occurs later in the year?
>>> Or are you proposing that there be two in-person meetings in 2017?
>>> - Bil
>>> On Tue, Dec 20, 2016 at 6:01 AM, Tom Brennan <tomb at owasp.org> wrote:
>>>> All;
>>>> The OWASP Board had agreed in July 2016 to put forward a job description
>>>> and a budget to hire a Executive Director and after a review this morning we
>>>> have received (8) applicants, ZERO reviews and it appears we are FAILING the
>>>> community in interviewing candidates. .During the executive session on Dec
>>>> 14th https://www.owasp.org/index.php/December_14,_2016 we (Matt, Josh and
>>>> me) spoke about this however we did not have a quorum to vote on anything or
>>>> move the ball forward for the community. A recommendation was made and we
>>>> need to reconnect on this topic for a motion and a vote.
>>>> per bylaws per section 3.03. 3.04 and 3.05 and due to lack of attendance
>>>> and quorum of board members, I am requesting a emergency meeting face to
>>>> face of all elected board members to address this and related items.
>>>> Secondly per the bylaws we are now in violation of our own guidelines
>>>> and were unable to get to \ roles and responsibilities of the elected board
>>>> for 2017 in November 8th then November 30th meeting for this purpose was
>>>> cancelled and finally Dec 14th we failed to address it or have quorum. .
>>>> https://www.owasp.org/images/e/e1/OWASPByLawsOfficial-25Sept2015CLEAN.pdf
>>>> I am in favor of a virtual meeting however as discussed on the last
>>>> board meeting I believe it is necessary to have a face-to-face off-site
>>>> meeting to align for the 2017 in Q1 2017 any location will work, CA, NJ, TX,
>>>> <insert location>.  There was also a discussion about having a 3rd party
>>>> attend and facilitate a board workshop, we could accomplish this as well.
>>>> AppSec California is coming up in January and I support using this venue to
>>>> connect the dots since it is a fantastic example of our community and we
>>>> should be supporting it  https://2017.appseccalifornia.org/
>>>> Do I have a second on the motion for the emergency meeting and to meet
>>>> on the 23rd at 2pm PST @ AppSec California in person re: email vote re:
>>>> section 3.09 of the bylaws.
>>>> Please reply:
>>>> 2017 Board Members
>>>> - Tom - Yes/Motion
>>>> - Johanna
>>>> - Michael
>>>> - Josh
>>>> - Matt
>>>> - Andrew
>>>> Outgoing Board members for 2016 your vote is requested for the record on
>>>> this topic
>>>> - Tobias
>>>> - Carter
>>>> https://www.owasp.org/index.php/OWASP_Board_Votes
>>>> ** Note this has not been updated since July
>>>> =================
>>>> Onbackground:
>>>> Job Posting
>>>> https://owasp.recruiterbox.com/jobs/fk062sn
>>>> --
>>>> Tom Brennan
>>>> 973-202-0122
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