[Owasp-leaders] Mailing list -> Forum

Ofer Maor ofer.maor at owasp.org
Wed Feb 9 05:14:53 EST 2011

I'm against forums, unless coupled with email. I read 90% of my owasp emails from my phone as they r pushed in. If I'd have to actively open a forum I'd likely miss half of what's going on. 


// Sent from my iPhone

On Feb 9, 2011, at 2:23, Jerry Hoff <jerry at owasp.org> wrote:

> Hi Leaders,
> I'm writing to put forth an idea that has been floating around OWASP for
> a while, but needs to be implemented. The move from email list -> owasp
> forum.  Although the mailing lists are published, I think the general
> consensus is that the archives are:
> 1) hard to find (in some cases you can only access them via forced browsing)
> 2) definitely not user-friendly for searching
> A move to a forum will build a stronger OWASP community (hopefully),
> allow for greater transparency among the various chapters, committees
> and the board, and will give new members a place to come and more easily
> interact with the other members of the OWASP community.   It would leave
> searchable record of all the collective OWASP security wisdom in one
> place. 
> So does anyone have any strong opinions on the future of
> forum.owasp.org?  Larry Casey has generously offered to set it up, and I
> think it would be a huge plus for the community.  As Michael Coates
> suggested, we could then start gradually migrating particular volunteer
> groups as a beta, and if it works out, we can ultimately migrate more
> mailing lists over to a forum. 
> We can also port the existing mail lists archives into the forum, for
> historical purposes. 
> This would give a centralized home for all the regional chapters,
> committees, projects, conferences and the board.
> So leaders, what say you?
> Jerry Hoff
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