[Owasp-leaders] 2011 OWASP Membership

Tom Brennan tomb at owasp.org
Sun Dec 12 21:51:16 EST 2010

Can you believe the OWASP concept is approaching 10 years old?!!

It's those little things like volunteering your time, insight expertise and membership to a professional organization that make the bigger things possible and effect the mission.   In growing a community, being taken seriously as a body, having citations from around the world, employees, administrative costs and even having the ability to allocate 50k in funds to put towards a global summit in 2011 is progress.

But no matter how many hours volunteered to it (OWASP), to be recognized as a "member" in 2011 starts with agreement to the principals and donation of $50usd as a member.  While everything is free at OWASP this "designation" comes with a privilege that others don't get, that is the ability to support or effect change with a collective consensus of his/her peers and a vote.

Since 2002 I have personally experienced a variety of perspectives:

-Outsider looking for resources
-Individual Member
-Chapter Leader
-Board Member
-Project Leader
-Project Contributor
-Project Reviewer
-Active Committee Member
-Member of a Supporting Sponsor(s)

In each role the perception of the of OWASP is different at the 2011 summit I hope to unify this important membership topic and I hope you will join us for the discussion. It's worth my $50 bucks per year.

*For persons going to the summit as a example if they have not paid there $50 individual membership fee... Please complete this transaction as a prerequisite. This includes everyone from the board members to the newest member of this mailing list.

Not going to the summit but running a local chapter, do you lead by example with membership?

The current memberlist:


How/where do you join?


FAQ: If my company(5k) or university($0) is a supporter does this make me a member?  Answer: No - however some have called it  "associated member/lite member" as in associated with the supporting company however note, this has no voting right in the association.

Support the mission, change the world.

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