[Owasp-leaders] Season of Quality - status update

Stephen Craig Evans stephencraig.evans at gmail.com
Wed Mar 11 22:01:02 EDT 2009

Thanks, Paulo, for all the work you have done.


On Wed, Mar 11, 2009 at 9:48 PM, Jeff Williams <jeff.williams at owasp.org> wrote:
> Hi,
> I want to add my voice in support of what Paulo has accomplished and the
> services he provides. His organization and diligence in managing a worldwide
> federation of volunteers is nothing short of amazing. The foundation he
> provides is one of the key factors in OWASP's growth.
> Thank you!
> --Jeff
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: owasp-leaders-bounces at lists.owasp.org [mailto:owasp-leaders-
>> bounces at lists.owasp.org] On Behalf Of Matt Tesauro
>> Sent: Friday, March 06, 2009 11:40 AM
>> To: Owasp-Leaders at Lists.Owasp
>> Subject: [Owasp-leaders] Season of Quality - status update
>> At the OWASP Summit, a discussion of a Season of Quality occurred.  I
>> suggested we call it a "Spring of Quality"
>> In our opinion, Paulo Coimbra is the Season of Quality.
>> Here's why:
>> * Paulo has driven quality requirements for the Summer of Code (SoC)
>> 2008 from its start.
>> * He has tracked the 34 SoC projects, made sure that the review process
>> was completed and ensured that each project met its quality
>> requirement.
>> * All new projects are required to meet certain guidelines, establish
>> reviewers and be assessed based on the assessment criteria (alpha,
>> beta,
>> release).  Thus all new projects understand from inception that quality
>> counts.
>> * He has been fundamental in the Global Projects Committee work
>> generally and especially for the next season of code.
>> Individually, you may have sent several emails to Paulo about a
>> particular project.  However, multiply that by the number of OWASP
>> projects and you begin to see how much Paulo has on his plate.  I've
>> got
>> approx. 344 emails since mid-December just for the Global Projects
>> Committee from Paulo.
>> All that said, we wanted to make sure that the quiet, behind the scenes
>> work that Paulo does to ensure quality in OWASP projects gets
>> acknowledged publicly.
>> Sent and approved by the following Global Project Committee members
>> - Matt Tesauro (author)
>> - Jason Li
>> - Pravir Chandra
>> - Leo Cavallari
>> Note:  Dinis Cruz was not consulted on this since he also sits on the
>> OWASP Board.  I'm sure he would agree with the above.  The fact is that
>> the non-board members of the committee wanted to make this statement
>> since we work so closely with Paulo.
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