[Owasp-leaders] Open Tasks

Seba seba at owasp.org
Mon Nov 26 13:11:03 UTC 2012


I think this is a great question for this list, with the right subject :-)
Especially since the project leaders are also on this list.
I suggest to have this list of 'open tasks' listed as subcategory in the
project wiki pages?
Maybe Samantha can facilitate this?

--seba


On Mon, Nov 26, 2012 at 1:59 PM, William Stranathan <will at thestranathans.com
> wrote:

> I was going to call this "OWASP Help Wanted" or something like that, but
> that probably would have driven folks to the wrong conclusion.
>
> I'm a member of a chapter which went belly-up several years ago. During
> its hiatus, I was asked on a number of occasions if there was a local OWASP
> chapter, and so about 2 years ago, we rebooted the chapter. I was convinced
> (and still am) that one of the primary reasons the chapter failed was
> because we had nothing to work on (or so we thought) and there was very
> little internal leadership to motivate us to work on something important.
>
> Since the reboot, we've done a much better job of meeting regularly.
> Quarterly is not often enough as people tend to forget between meetings
> that we exist. So we meet monthly. We have a regular location, and a
> president who does an excellent job of keeping notifications going and
> maintaining the right relationships to keep us at our location.
>
> But what we're still missing is a project to get behind. There's an OWASP
> project that was started by one of the students in the local university
> chapter, but at this point its maintenance is largely still done as
> doctorate research.
>
> Is there on the Wiki anywhere a "Help wanted" section or "open tasks" or
> something? Anywhere from "REST Security cheatsheet needs work and to be
> published" to "the software for this project is complete, we need people to
> write documentation" to "we've written the software and documentation, now
> need a video tutorial". While I believe that having larger projects is
> important, I feel like a lot of folks in the local chapter are wondering if
> we've accomplished anything - would be great to see if there's a
> 10,000-foot view of all the projects that are open that are close but need
> a couple more contributors.
>
> w
>
> --
> -- coleslaw
>
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