[Owasp-board] REQUEST BUDGET: for project leaders to assist OWASP summit London

Bev Corwin bev.corwin at owasp.org
Sat Feb 11 18:02:42 UTC 2017


Hi all - Just curious - Are board members permitted to be project leaders?
Isn't this somewhat of a conflict of interest?

Bev

On Sat, Feb 11, 2017 at 8:01 AM, johanna curiel curiel <
johanna.curiel at owasp.org> wrote:

> Thank you Matt for clarifying the actual budget.
>
> >>I'm assuming you mean active project leaders with a preference for
> Flagship and Labs over incubator.
> Definitely, since these are the projects that have shown clear and stable
> progress
>
> Right now I have assembled a list of project leaders that requested help
> and which projects they have:
> https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Ch21LP2S_y_mfmTdDK33JILUJkd_
> iIgvp9fS09a5hV4/edit?usp=sharing
>
> Based on this:
> @Claudia + Matt : Please, could you check if these projects are active and
> have been recently reviewed?
>
> @Claudia: Could you please ask the project leaders to submit how much
> money they need for traveling and you will have to check how much they have
> available in their project budget which they can use. Please, fill in the
> information here so then we know how much will be the total  requested
>
> Regards
>
>
> Johanna
>
>
>
>
> On Fri, Feb 10, 2017 at 10:53 PM, Matt Tesauro <matt.tesauro at owasp.org>
> wrote:
>
>> Answering inline...
>>
>> On Thu, Feb 9, 2017 at 3:03 PM, johanna curiel curiel <
>> johanna.curiel at owasp.org> wrote:
>>
>>> Hello Board,
>>>
>>> At the moment, there are is a group of project leaders that need support
>>> to assist to the OWASP summit in London: http://owaspsummit.org/Logisti
>>> cs/Participants-need-support.html
>>>
>>
>> One minor correction, Claudia is going to have her travel covered using
>> the "Staff Travel" budget so she doesn't need to be on that list. At least
>> that will make the request a wee bit smaller : )
>>
>> These leaders have clearly shown their high end contributions but
>>> unfortunately some of them, do not have enough budget in their projects to
>>> assist.
>>>
>>> Initially, we wanted to consolidate the budget into one major summit
>>> instead of having a small project summit during the APPSEC EU.
>>>
>>> Historically, the reason why we are doing it during the APPSEC is
>>> because creating and organizing one major summit as the one happening in
>>> London, requires a lot of effort, which now is being driven by Seba and
>>> Dinis.
>>>
>>> I personally think that investing in one summit is the best, and
>>> allowing project leaders to use their project budget + extra allocation to
>>> assist to a major summit will be very beneficial for the organization and
>>> specially to the project leaders.
>>>
>>> If Matt Tesauro does not want to allocate this money which has already
>>> been reserved for a small summit in appsec eu, as he mentioned because they
>>> want to have a small project summit during the appsec, I also agree with
>>> that but, we should allow project leaders the opportunity to decide which
>>> one they want to assist and really think through want are we achieving
>>> during these small summits.
>>>
>>
>> Its not about allocating the funds - its about giving project leaders the
>> largest number of opportunities to attend a project summit - small or
>> large.  Since we're volunteer based, its fair to assume that most project
>> leaders will be taking time off work or away from family to attend either
>> AppSec EU or the Summit in London.  Its also fair to assume that some
>> leaders will choose one over the other for some reason - financial, taking
>> time off work, planned vacations, who knows.  So, even though the Summit in
>> London should be an amazing event, I don't want to deprive leaders who
>> choose to go to AppSec EU a chance to attend a project summit.
>>
>> Also, when Tom Pappas and I went over the budget after the last board
>> call, we discovered that the project summits at the global AppSec events
>> had more budget then they needed and we moved 50% of those funds to the
>> London Summit so there has been an allocation to support the London Summit
>> already.
>>
>>
>>>
>>> Claudia mentioned that she could assist us attending the London summit
>>> and we want to organize a major OWASP project review villa during this
>>> summit too.
>>>
>>
>> Yup.  Claudia will be there.  I have a vacation that's already planned
>> and paid for during the same time that I cannot shift so this will be the
>> first OWASP Summit that I miss and it makes me sad.
>>
>>
>>>
>>> My concrete request to the Board is to allocate a maximum of USD20K for
>>> active project leaders to assist to the summit in London, allowing them to
>>> decide if they prefer to assist this one instead of London, based on their
>>> actual Project budget and use from this allocation if they do not have
>>> enough in their budget here:
>>> https://docs.google.com/a/owasp.org/spreadsheets/d/11acTOmtm
>>> BGq6-5CIGsjlEByU8POSGqda0r23VNnhEGQ/pub?hl=en_US&hl=en_US&output=html#
>>>
>>
>> I'm assuming you mean active project leaders with a preference for
>> Flagship and Labs over incubator.
>>
>> Also, you might want to check with Tom Pappas and Andrew to see what has
>> been set aside in the 2017 budget for the London Summit.  Like I said
>> above, there was $50k moved in the budget from the Global AppSec Summit
>> budget line into the London Summit so there may be room already for
>> supporting those leaders depending on what was already budgeted less what
>> the London Summit needs for funds.
>>
>>
>>> If a project has enough money to cover a 5 day ticket + Traveling cost,
>>> then they will not need money from these 20K, otherwise if they do not have
>>> , they could use it, in addition to other costs such as traveling tickets
>>>
>>
>> +1
>>
>> -- Matt Tesauro
>>
>> Please let us know your thoughts regarding this and how can we move
>>> forward to take a decision (which will exclude my vote given my potential
>>> conflict of interest) in these matter, allocating 20K for active project
>>> leaders
>>>
>>> regards
>>>
>>> Johanna Curiel
>>> OWASP Volunteer
>>>
>>
>>
>
>
> --
> Johanna Curiel
> OWASP Volunteer
>
> _______________________________________________
> Owasp-board mailing list
> Owasp-board at lists.owasp.org
> https://lists.owasp.org/mailman/listinfo/owasp-board
>
>
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://lists.owasp.org/pipermail/owasp-board/attachments/20170211/9eca9058/attachment-0001.html>


More information about the Owasp-board mailing list