[Owasp-leaders] Upcoming election of a new OWASP board member

Matt Tesauro mtesauro at gmail.com
Wed Nov 4 22:50:18 EST 2009


As I'm sure you all know, OWASP is adding a new member to the board.
I've added my name to the list of fine candidates and wanted to provide
a summary of my vision for OWASP moving forward.  I break this up into
"Long Term Directions and Goals" and "Short Term Specific Items"

My thoughts are fully spelled out here along with my past work with
OWASP:
http://www.owasp.org/index.php/Matt_Tesauro

For those with smart phones (or just liking shorter emails) here's an
overview:

== Long Term Directions and Goals ==
* Increase the OWASP community
   ** Create teams by grouping community members with similar interests 
     e.g. graphics team, marketing team...
   ** Find a clear and effective method for teams, global committees and
the board to communicate
   ** Make sure OWASP is a compelling choice for potential project
and/or chapter leaders
   ** Reach out to other related groups to increase the community
   ** Better define the scope of the Global Committees and the newly
created teams
   ** Demonstrate the opportunities offered by joining the OWASP
community
   ** Produce a Code of Conduct for the community
   ** Tailor appeals to specific audiences e.g. grouping projects by
target audience
* Set a specific direction from the board 
   ** Short, medium and long term goals
* Education is hugely important and needs increased attention
* Industry is hugely important and needs increased attention

== Short Term Specific Items ==
* Establish an OWASP Archive
   ** Create a place to hold final releases of projects in a single,
unified place.  Benefits include one place to find OWASP 'assets' as
well as mitigating the risk of project releases disappearing.
* Sub-domaining owasp.org
   ** Brings external project pages "closer to home"
   ** Allows projects greater freedom for how to promote their projects
while keeping all projects within the owasp.org domain.
* Re-think creating OWASP Forums
   ** OWASP is loosing a ton of good content in the mail lists
   ** Many people could become 'contributors' by answering forum posts
   ** Forums would be an initial draw of people into the larger OWASP
community
   ** OWASP forums as an open and free version of Experts exchange for
application security

That's the overview.  If you want the full details, I've got them here:
http://www.owasp.org/index.php/Matt_Tesauro

I'll be at AppSec DC should you want me to further discuss any of the
above or feel free to drop me an email.

Cheers!

-- 
-- Matt Tesauro
OWASP Live CD Project Lead
http://www.owasp.org/index.php/Category:OWASP_Live_CD_Project
http://AppSecLive.org - Community and Download site




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