[Owasp-board] Update on the initiative to committee process

Tiffany Long tiffany.long at owasp.org
Tue Nov 8 23:57:56 UTC 2016

I am sorry  I was not clear Bev, I meant "declined to convert [to a

Tiffany Long
Community Manager

On Tue, Nov 8, 2016 at 3:44 PM, Bev Corwin <bev.corwin at owasp.org> wrote:

> Hello all, Just to clarify that the OWASP NNI Initiative did not "decline
> to convert" to an Initiative. In fact, the OWASP NNI Initiative requested
> to remain an active Initiative since it operates very well as an Initiative
> and would not really "fit" the Committee 2.0 model. Sorry for any
> mis-communication. Feel free to contact me for any details. Thank you. Best
> wishes, Bev
> On Tue, Nov 8, 2016 at 4:46 PM, Tiffany Long <tiffany.long at owasp.org>
> wrote:
>> Dear Board,
>> We are in the process of converting erstwhile Initiatives to Committees.
>> Because Initiatives have been doing the work of committees, I am ushering
>> them in to the process at a later point.  Instead of starting with
>> proposals, I am starting them with a call for new members to ensure that
>> the community knows that they do exist as a way to participate in OWASP.
>> If an initiative fails to get the required quota of members, it will face
>> the same fate as a committee at that time.
>> After watching our current committees I wish to initiate these
>> conversions with a 2 week delay between to allow for the best start for
>> each committee.  I will be doing the work to convert the initiatives to
>> committees in chronological order of when the initiative first made the
>> request to be converted.  That means that the WIA conversion will happen
>> November 13th and the OWASP Global Mentor Initiative conversion will
>> begin on Nov 27th.  The NNI initiative has declined conversion.
>> From that point on everything will follow the Committees 2.0 format.
>> On November 11th I will send out through our leaders and community lists
>> a request that all other initiatives please identify themselves so that we
>> can follow up with them. This request will remain open for one month with
>> weekly reminders.  I will also search the visible wiki initiative pages to
>> follow up.  At the end of that time I would like to clearly mark the
>> "Initiatives" pages as for historical reference and not currently part of
>> the governing body of OWASP.  Trying to host 2 such similar structures
>> creates confusion and duplicates work.
>> Please expect one more email about committees for this board meeting
>> today.
>> Thank you,
>> Tiffany Long
>> Community Manager
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