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

Bev Corwin bev.corwin at owasp.org
Sat Feb 11 18:08:54 UTC 2017


PS: Also, on this same note - just wondering if staff are permitted to be
project leaders, etc, as well. Please clarify, or kindly point to where to
find policy. thank you. Bev

On Sat, Feb 11, 2017 at 1:02 PM, Bev Corwin <bev.corwin at owasp.org> wrote:

> 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_mfmTdDK33
>> JILUJkd_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/Logistics/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
>>
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