[Owasp-leaders] Thank you voters!

Stephen Craig Evans stephencraig.evans at gmail.com
Fri Nov 20 16:38:32 EST 2009

@ John:
I didn't vote out of apathy - only because I like everybody on the
Board plus the candidates; I didn't want to have to favor anybody.

I am frustrated by the lack of paid individual members. The list is
public - http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key=p6IFyntQTi7sxa2Xjx191BA&gid=0
- and I think it should be accessible by an attractive push button on
the OWASP home page so that I can more easily peer pressure some of my
colleagues to cough up the measly 50 bucks :-)

@James, Rex, and others:

While it does not pertain to general elections, the Very Excellent
Chapter Handbook
(http://www.owasp.org/index.php/Category:Chapter_Handbook) lays out
some guidelines for eligible members and elections at the chapter
level (http://www.owasp.org/index.php/Chapter_Handbook:_Chapter%27s_life_cycle).
To quote:
The membership of a chapter includes:
    * All individual OWASP members who associated their membership
with the chapter
    * A single representative for a corporate OWASP members associated
with the chapter. Note that the lack of symmetry between level of
payment and representation is intentional as OWASP is sponsored, but
not run, by companies.
    * Past and present role members in the chapter.

I don't know where the list of honorary members (OWASP leaders &
contributors) are kept and since I am on the Global Membership
Committee maybe I should find out :-)

My interpretation - and which I think is correct - is that a corporate
sponsor gets to nominate one representative that gets one vote - and,
I suppose, can choose the chapter that they are affiliated with.
Again, I will check if this is formalized; it should be.



On Sat, Nov 21, 2009 at 3:04 AM, McGovern, James F. (eBusiness)
<James.McGovern at thehartford.com> wrote:
> Observing something that has the potential to be gamed (something I do a
> lot of in my day job) that I wouldn't want us to solve for reactively.
> If you are a vendor, why wouldn't you want to say that not only are you
> OWASP connected, but your CXO sits on the board. Being on the board of a
> non-profit sometimes benefits the individual more than the non-profit...
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owasp-leaders-bounces at lists.owasp.org
> [mailto:owasp-leaders-bounces at lists.owasp.org] On Behalf Of Rex Booth
> Sent: Friday, November 20, 2009 2:00 PM
> To: owasp-leaders at lists.owasp.org
> Cc: <owasp-leaders at lists.owasp.org>
> Subject: Re: [Owasp-leaders] Thank you voters!
> Understood.  I guess I have two thoughts.
> 1) what advantage would a company have in acquiring a seat on the board?
> And would it be such an advantage that it's worth several thousand
> dollars?  I simply don't see this happening.
> 2) I think it would be very contrary to owasp principles to grant voting
> enhanced voting rights to corporate entities.
> Is this a serious concern of yours or just an academic exercise? :)
> On Nov 20, 2009, at 1:30 PM, "McGovern, James F. (eBusiness)"
> <James.McGovern at thehartford.com  > wrote:
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