[Owasp-leaders] OWASP Executive Director Role

Dinis Cruz dinis.cruz at owasp.org
Tue Apr 9 16:43:10 UTC 2013

I think it is great that a decision to add another resource to OWASP super
OpsTeam (the employees) was made, but as I said many times
 *I don't think that OWASP needs a CEO/ Executive-Director today.*

For the record, I DO think that one day OWASP will need such position, but
not today. At the moment, my view is that we should be adding resources to
help our Projects or in managing the owasp.org website content.

What we need are another Kate, Sarah, Kelly or Samantha, they still work
FAR too much for OWASP and my worry is that they will implode one day. Not
sure that they need a boss to tell them what to do, if anything I would
delegate to them the powers currently 'assigned' to the Executive Director.

That said, assuming that this hire will go ahead, can we please have the
whole process done in a transparent and open way? And by that I mean that
ALL details about this job should be done via the OWASP wiki (including the
'salary package'). We should also ask all candidates to apply publicly and
to be available to answer questions from the OWASP leaders and members.

Dinis Cruz

On 9 April 2013 00:04, Michael Coates <michael.coates at owasp.org> wrote:

> Leaders,
> I'm excited to announce the creation of an executive director position at
> owasp. The motion was passed at today's board meeting.
> Here's the public post that went out today.
> http://owasp.blogspot.com/2013/04/owasp-creates-executive-director.html
> OWASP Creates Executive Director Position
>   OWASP is driven by volunteers and the contributions of thousands all
> over the world. Behind the scenes there is also a group of dedicated paid
> staff that focus on critical operations to ensure the OWASP engine keeps
> running strong. This team has grown organically over the years as OWASP has
> recognized the need for dedicated full time individuals to focus on
> specific task items. In each of these areas we've seen great successes from
> our staff.
>  As OWASP continues to grow we must also ensure our structure and
> supporting operations team grows too. The next step in that growth is the
> creation of the OWASP Executive Director<https://docs.google.com/document/d/1z4Pl7C-jbgtuV2nR-MaW2Rs-6u3RnC4RKNGCmUcX-zo/edit?usp=sharing>role. The individual in this role will lead the focus and resourcing of our
> operations team to ensure we execute on our strategic goals each year. This
> individual will ultimately be responsible for leading the operations team
> to success and will report directly to the OWASP board. This role will
> maximize the value our operations team provides to our community, projects
> and the world.
> This is an exciting step forward for OWASP and a demonstration of the
> continued growth of our community.
> --
> Michael Coates | OWASP | @_mwc
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