[Owasp-guide] Participating in the project

Tom Stripling tstripling at appsecconsulting.com
Tue Jul 13 10:41:37 EDT 2010


I'd like to drop in my two cents here.  I think having "co-leaders" is a
very bad idea.  This has nothing to do with my opinion of Anurag or Vishal;
I'm sure either one would do a great job if they had the time.  But in my
experience with these types of community-driven projects, if two people try
to share the load, often nothing gets done.  The job of project leader is
very time-consuming and requires someone to always be responsive and
constantly be driving the project forward.  It's like herding cats.  No
matter how many people you get who are willing to squeeze "co-leadership"
into their schedule, it isn't going to work unless you have one person who
is willing to commit a large chunk of time to leading the project and
ensuring that things get done.

 

So if someone feels that can take that on, please speak up, but I will vote
against any "co-leadership" arrangement.

 

 

From: owasp-guide-bounces at lists.owasp.org
[mailto:owasp-guide-bounces at lists.owasp.org] On Behalf Of Anurag Agarwal
Sent: Tuesday, July 13, 2010 8:19 AM
To: 'Vishal Garg'; vanderaj at owasp.org
Cc: owasp-guide at lists.owasp.org
Subject: Re: [Owasp-guide] Participating in the project

 

Andrew - I think Vishal and myself can start as Co-Leaders and Abe can join
us later on. If Michael can do a quick handoff, we can be up and running
very quickly. I have lead a WASC project earlier and have a very good
understanding of earlier versions of OWASP developer guide and OWASP
standards. I am sure we can get the project back on track quickly.

 

Thanks

Anurag

 

 

From: owasp-guide-bounces at lists.owasp.org
[mailto:owasp-guide-bounces at lists.owasp.org] On Behalf Of Vishal Garg
Sent: Tuesday, July 13, 2010 5:34 AM
To: vanderaj at owasp.org
Cc: owasp-guide at lists.owasp.org
Subject: Re: [Owasp-guide] Participating in the project

 

Hi Andrew,

I would be happy to volunteer myself to act as project lead. As both Anurag
and Abe have shown their interest as well, so maybe all three of us can
bring in different skill sets to the project; well obviously with everyone
else's consent working on the project :)

Regards
Vishal



On Tue, Jul 13, 2010 at 7:40 AM, Abe <abek1 at comcast.net> wrote:

Hi Everyone,

I wrote the Output Encoding chapter in the current draft.

I am going to be busy for the next month but after that I wouldn't mind
being the OWASP Guide Co-Leader.


Regards,
Abe


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[mailto:owasp-guide-bounces at lists.owasp.org] On Behalf Of Andrew van der
Stock
Sent: Monday, July 12, 2010 3:36 PM
To: owasp-guide at lists.owasp.org
Subject: Re: [Owasp-guide] Participating in the project

I heard back from Mike last night in a personal e-mail, and he's moved on
from OWASP. We need a new OWASP Guide leader.

I simply don't have the time for more than one project (I want to contribute
to the ESAPI for PHP port), so my goal here is for someone in this group to
step up as the OWASP Guide leader.

Who thinks they can provide the PM skills and conceptual integrity (single
vision) for the Guide? We need someone to keep the project on track and to
ensure that the submitted materials are of high quality.

I'd really like it if the decision will be the decision of the entire group.


thanks,
Andrew


On 13/07/2010, at 4:36 AM, Vishal Garg wrote:

> Hi Anurag and Geoff,
>
> Thanks a lot for showing your interest for session management and data
protection sections.
>
> I am not the right person to make any assignments. If you would be
interested to work on a section where a section lead has already been
assigned, you are encouraged to get in touch with the section leads
directly, or you may have to wait for Mike to make an assignment to you.
>
> Regards
> Vishal

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