[Owasp-leaders] Thank you voters!

McGovern, James F. (eBusiness) James.McGovern at thehartford.com
Fri Nov 20 10:35:34 EST 2009


How were corporate members handled? Should a corporate member get more votes? 

-----Original Message-----
From: owasp-leaders-bounces at lists.owasp.org [mailto:owasp-leaders-bounces at lists.owasp.org] On Behalf Of Jason Li
Sent: Friday, November 20, 2009 10:20 AM
To: owasp-leaders at lists.owasp.org
Subject: Re: [Owasp-leaders] Thank you voters!

That's not entirely correct.

As announced a couple weeks ago on this list, all OWASP project and chapter leaders (past and present) were given honorary OWASP membership status. The list was compiled over the last several months by the Global Projects Committee and Global Chapters Committee and every attempt was made to try and identify past leaders and contributors.

All members (paid and honorary) were given the opportunity to vote and as a result, the vast majority of the OWASP community was eligible to vote.

-Jason

On Fri, Nov 20, 2009 at 10:12 AM, John Steven <John.Steven at owasp.org> wrote:
> James,
>
> 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 
> another".
>
> 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.
> -jOHN
>
> 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
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: owasp-leaders-bounces at lists.owasp.org
>> [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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