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

Bev Corwin bev.corwin at owasp.org
Wed Nov 9 00:08:07 UTC 2016

Hi Tiffany, Thanks - closer, but not quite - Actually, it was a request to
remain an initiative, continue as it is, and not convert to a committee. In
the meantime, when there is will to create an Industry Committee - we'll
submit that request, but at this time, there are only 3 people interested
in an OWASP Industry Committee. Maybe a future time, but for now OWASP NNI
Initiative is doing good work with our small team of 3 to 6 team members.
We would like to continue with it, and our related KBAPM Project. (And not
convert to a Committee 2.0 framework at this time.) Thank you, best wishes,

On Tue, Nov 8, 2016 at 6:57 PM, Tiffany Long <tiffany.long at owasp.org> wrote:

> I am sorry  I was not clear Bev, I meant "declined to convert [to a
> committee]."
> 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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