[Owasp-leaders] Thank you voters!

John Steven John.Steven at owasp.org
Fri Nov 20 10:12:43 EST 2009


As I undertand it, only paid members could vote. There is no
relationship between BSIMM relationships and paid OWASP membership. I
was just comparing the relative sizes of groups of "people who voted"
and "people who participated in the BSIMM study in one form or

That's why I'm going to scrape the BSIMM respondents/interview lists
for people I also see on the OWASP member list. The inverse of that
list makes for a good swath of people who could likely use increased
awareness of OWASP and a membership drive.

 I will send an email to this list once I have data.

On Fri, Nov 20, 2009 at 9:27 AM, McGovern, James F. (eBusiness)
<James.McGovern at thehartford.com> wrote:
> Several questions/thoughts:
> - Lots of folks participate in OWASP but a smaller demographic are
> actually paid members. Did voting only go to paid members?
> - For corporate memberships, how many votes do they get relative to
> individual membership?
> - What percentage of BSIMM respondents are paid OWASP members
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> [mailto:owasp-leaders-bounces at lists.owasp.org] On Behalf Of John Steven
> Sent: Thursday, November 19, 2009 3:42 PM
> To: owasp-leaders at lists.owasp.org
> Subject: Re: [Owasp-leaders] Thank you voters!
> You know guys,
> this IS a big milestone. Congratulations to both Matt and Eoin, I really
> liked your platforms. As my blog said, I liked all the candidates
> actually. More generally, I'm profoundly impressed that OWASP both voted
> new board members and that existing members will stand for re-election.
> Let's not let that slip. The global summit commentary regarding pushing
> this same behavior into chapters moved me to action as well.
> To this end, I'm working to set up a program committee and a chapter
> board. I've asked chapter membership to suggest a term to my chapter
> leadership and I intend to stand for non-Karzai-style re-election as
> well.
> There's a lot of work to do though, as a community guys/gals. I hit Gary
> McGraw and Dan Cornell up for some quick numbers and then started doing
> some simple math.
> If you look at it, the voting population was roughly only 52% of the
> AppSec DC attendance. The voting population represented less than 17% of
> the BSIMM study's respondents and their satellite security resources.
> Pathetic. I'm going to attempt to correlate what the overlap between
> BSIMM respondents and OWASP members is (low overlap indicates a
> membership drive opportunity). these people already care enough to have
> a security group and participate in the study for chrissakes.
> I'm concerned because, modulo Dinis' "[Carp] I forgot to vote" :-P, this
> indicates OWASP has a long way to go before industry ... heck, it's own
> membership ... sees the board as something it can influence and that's
> valuable for them to spend their time thinking about / influencing.
> Joe (RBS), myself, an one-or-two others spoke about industry outreach
> and I think this is a good place to start addressing that problem.
> -jOHN
> On Wed, Nov 18, 2009 at 5:43 PM, Pravir Chandra <chandra at owasp.org>
> wrote:
>> My sentiments exactly. Thanks to all who voted and congrats to Eoin
>> and Matt. They certainly deserve it!
>> This really is a milestone for the OWASP organization since we've
>> completed our first ever Board election. I'm very proud of what we've
>> all built together.
>> p.
>> On Wed, Nov 18, 2009 at 2:32 PM, kuai hinojosa
>> <kuai.hinojosa at owasp.org>
>> wrote:
>>> I want to thank all the voters that emailed me saying they had voted
>>> for me, it really make this a positive experience!! I feel like I won
>>> :D
>>> To the winners congrats again, and please don't forget to count on
>>> Pravir and I to help you accomplish your goals!
>>> Regards,
>>> Kuai Hinojosa
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