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

Tiffany Long tiffany.long at owasp.org
Fri Nov 18 19:08:05 UTC 2016

Dear all, I was on sick leave on the days that the committees were meant to
be pushed through and in the staff summit after that.  Expect them to go
out in this next week.

Tiffany Long
Community Manager

On Tue, Nov 8, 2016 at 4:08 PM, Bev Corwin <bev.corwin at owasp.org> wrote:

> 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,
> Bev
> 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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