[OCC] Proposal of a new OWASP Supporter Type - Government Supporter

eoin keary eoin.keary at owasp.org
Fri Feb 24 10:00:50 UTC 2012

Hi Helen,
Good idea in principle.
I believe such organisations need to mandate OWASP best practices into
thier development (in house and outsourced).

Maybe promote and demonstrate:



On Wed, Feb 22, 2012 at 8:09 PM, Helen Gao <helen.gao at owasp.org> wrote:

>  New OWASP Supporter Type - Government Supporter
> What’s the Issue: When an organization becomes an OWASP supporter, there
> is usually an annual fee of $5,000. But if the organization is a university
> then the fee is waved. There are currently more than 50 such academic
> supporters worldwide. They play an important role in spreading the OWASP
> message. Recently, a question has been raised. Should we extend the no-cost
> benefit to government agencies? The Membership Committee thinks the answer
> is yes. We proposed the requirements and benefits below for your review.
> What’s Next?: Please send it your feedback by March 6, 2012. We will
> summarize and submit to the board.
> Bartered Requirements
>    - Use and reference OWASP material in publications and software
>    development
>    - Host or sponsor OWASP events. For example, provide meeting space for
>    OWASP meetings.
>    - Have government officials present at OWASP events
>    - Invite OWASP subject matter experts to present at events
>    - Collaborate with OWASP in the area of web application security
> Benefits:
>    - Raise awareness of government agencies worldwide
>    - NO COST, Only Commitment to secure software education
>    - Be recognized as a supporter by posting your Agency logo on the
>    OWASP website (Image size for logos: gif, jpg or png with a size of 150px X
>    45px at 72dpi)
>    - OWASP and the Agency can work together with local chapter and OWASP
>    Foundation to host security seminars or provide introductory training
>    sessions for agency workers on OWASP tools, documentation and security
>    skills.
>    - Agency is allowed to designate one individual to cast a vote in
>    OWASP elections and collaborate with the Global Membership (or
>    Connections?) Committee
>    - Note: This is intended for the Agency as a whole to become involved
>    with OWASP. This does not imply individual or organizational membership for
>    the Agency worker. However, all Agency workers are encouraged to explore
>    the benefits of becoming an individual member.
> Helen Gao
> Membership Committee
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