[Owasp-leaders] Mailing list -> Forum

Seba seba at owasp.org
Wed Feb 9 05:29:13 EST 2011


unless we give it a good trial run, we will keep running un circles here.
Let's discuss this on the forum? :-)

--Seba

On Wed, Feb 9, 2011 at 11:14 AM, Ofer Maor <ofer.maor at owasp.org> wrote:

> 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.
>
> Ofer.
>
> // 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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