[Owasp-board] Permission to create exceptions to committees 2.0

Bev Corwin bev.corwin at owasp.org
Wed Nov 9 00:27:29 UTC 2016

PS: Tiffany, could you kindly provide the link to the community on the
portal that you referenced? Thank you, best wishes, Bev

On Tue, Nov 8, 2016 at 7:13 PM, Bev Corwin <bev.corwin at owasp.org> wrote:

> Hi Tiffany, Thank you. At the Education Committee, there have been
> discussions about what you describe, and more. What you outline is
> included, but also there are participants interested in creating open
> source curriculum resources for academic organizations, as well. We have a
> number of active academics interested, actively attending and participating
> so far. I think that the committee will refine their activities in their
> meetings, as they go forward. But in our next meeting, sounds like we
> should clarify some of these details, since it sounds like there is some
> confusion about that. I think that the Education Committee should discuss
> and weigh in, regardless. Best wishes, Bev
> On Tue, Nov 8, 2016 at 7:07 PM, Tiffany Long <tiffany.long at owasp.org>
> wrote:
>> No Bev,
>> The scope of the Committee is to create a plan for training within
>> OWASP.  Not only is executing the plan outside of the scope as the
>> committee is meant to be a short lived one, but a training platform would
>> be fundamentally different than a usable curriculum at a university level.
>> Below is the scope as found on the Committee's portal:
>>  to work on a concrete plan to build out OWASP's Education platform. I
>> see this as a platform that allows:
>>    - Free and open source training
>>    - Free and Paid webinars
>>    - Free and Paid online and CBT training
>>    - Slideshare / Speakerdeck style repo of donated materials
>>    - The start of our education platform for tertiary institutions and
>>    outreach (so train the lecturer)
>> What I would love is for a wide range of folks to be involved in a short
>> and sharp collaboration to produce:
>>    - a action plan
>>    - a budget that uses the $50k allocated in this year's budget to
>>    establish the platform
>>    - a budget for FY17 and future years to a point where it is not only
>>    self-sustaining but also a profit centre for OWASP.
>> I've cc'd in those who mentioned they would be interested at the Board
>> meeting today, but this is a general call for participation, particularly
>> if you have:
>>    - Training materials you would like to donate to OWASP
>>    - Videos of your talks or courses you've given
>>    - Or are a trainer and would like to participate in shaping our new
>>    platform
>> Although we will provide both free and paid alternatives using the same
>> platform, we should not lose our open source roots.  We need licensing of
>> materials and participation agreements to be discussed (for a little while)
>> so we are on a sound footing going forward so we never get DCMA take down
>> requests from hostile folks.
>> Best,
>> Tiffany
>> Tiffany Long
>> Community Manager
>> On Tue, Nov 8, 2016 at 3:42 PM, Bev Corwin <bev.corwin at owasp.org> wrote:
>>> Hi Tiffany,
>>> Just curious - Doesn't this undermine Andrew's Education Committee? Why
>>> would you want to do that?
>>> Bev
>>> On Tue, Nov 8, 2016 at 4:54 PM, Tiffany Long <tiffany.long at owasp.org>
>>> wrote:
>>>> Dear Board,
>>>> Adrian Winkles has requested to convene a committee to create an OWASP
>>>> Curriculum for Application Security in Universities.  Because this is such
>>>> a specialized area where credentials matter significantly, we would like to
>>>> ask for special dispensation to invite specific academic members with
>>>> connections to OWASP to join rather than holding an initial open call.
>>>> Nonacademic members would be allowed to join as participating members and
>>>> may be invited to voting member status as per the Committee 2.0 rules.
>>>> Please let me know if such an exception is acceptable.
>>>> Best,
>>>> Tiffany Long
>>>> Community Manager
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