[Owasp-leaders] "OWASP foundation has limited shrinking funds" comment

dinis cruz dinis.cruz at owasp.org
Sat Apr 7 02:10:02 UTC 2012

Thanks Tom, great reply

For the ones who want to take a look at our current financial status (taken
from the Board Meetings<https://www.owasp.org/index.php/OWASP_Board_Meetings>page),
here are the links to latest financial data:

   - 2012 Foundation proposed
   - Budget Worksheet<https://www.owasp.org/images/b/bc/April_Budget_worksheet.pdf>
   - March 2012 P&L and Balance

Dinis Cruz

On 6 April 2012 16:33, Tom Brennan <tomb at owasp.org> wrote:

> Dinis/ALL
> The volunteers of the OWASP Foundation that serve the community.  On the
> board of directors this year is: (Eoin, Matt, Dave, Michael, Seba Myself)
>  have a monthly board meeting that is 'O" open to anyone who wants to dial
> in. Monthly we publish the financial reports are posted for everyone to
> review as well as deliberation information, proposals from committees and
> monthly reports by the director (kate) and paid staff members (sarah,
> kelly, alison).  This is also the time when the committees are to report in
> (the chairs of a delegate from the team) that have been working on global
> issued that effect us in one of the following areas (Projects, Education,
> Membership, PR, Industry, Chapters) the best committees have already
> discussed ideas, concepts and proposed changes in cross collaboration to
> other committees raised by leaders globally (*note these committees -  also
> have there own monthly calls for tactical items)
> To catch up on all the threads and reasons etc...  check out:
> https://www.owasp.org/index.php/OWASP_Board_Meetings as the centralized
> place for this information.  We try to meet every month same time same
> place...when possible and when a  AppSec is in town that becomes a focused
> "meet-up" for a face to face meeting like we did Thursday at AppSecDC.
> ** All requests for staff activities should be directed to Kate for
> prioritization please - when the "to many indians" problem happens we fill
> up inboxes and nothing gets done...  As a example we had over 300 requests
> come to OWASP Foundation from our community requesting action via the
> CONTACT US request at: https://www.owasp.org this would greatly help as a
> community.  This is actually GREAT as we then can see what the most FAQ is,
> when requests come in they get routed and if we can see a trend we can
> address it.
> It should also be noted that the committees by design represent the
> tactical areas of focus for the community globally. Recently we have
> confirmed new faces and (ALL) if you have a issue that needs to be
> addressed as a global item effecting OWASP be sure to find the time to join
> the next committee call to discuss it. eMails are great... but as many
> would agree talking is critical and meet-up's as Global AppSec
> events/Summits as example is priceless in staying on mission.
> **See new members:  https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Global_Committee_Pages
> Hope that helps everyone with where they might consider looking for intel
> on the who, what, when where and why.
> The OWASP is still very small and nimble.
> On Apr 6, 2012, at 10:08 AM, dinis cruz wrote:
> > Following the recent "...OWASP foundation has limited shrinking
> funds..." comment on the Summit Thread, can we get a clarification of the
> current financial situation of OWASP?
> >
> > Kate, Sarah, Alison, Board?
> >
> > Can you guys give us an top level view of where we are, with links to
> the latest data.
> >
> > Last time I looked, there wasn't major alert signals, so can we get this
> clarification?
> >
> > Thanks
> >
> > Dinis Cruz
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> Tom Brennan
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> OWASP Foundation
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