[Owasp-leaders] The Community Vote

Josh Sokol josh.sokol at owasp.org
Wed Aug 28 21:53:16 UTC 2013

I like the concept, but what if, instead of giving one Board member a
community vote (ie. everyone summed up into 1/7th of the voting), we just
influenced the Board to put more of the decisions in the hands of the
members?  Maybe, for important issues that can change the course of the
organization, we add them to the vote at the same time of year when we
elect new Board members?  It would be like electing a President; as opposed
to electing a member of Congress.

The idea that some group of individuals knows what the majority wants is
pretty comical.  As an example, the Board has made numerous decisions
affecting our Chapters with a minority of those voting even serving as
Chapter Leaders.  Never even consulting the current Chapter leaders on the
decision process or how their decision affects them.  I like your idea of
giving the power back to the people Fabio, but I'd like to see it go even
further than that.


Josh Sokol

On Wed, Aug 28, 2013 at 3:01 PM, Fabio Cerullo <fcerullo at owasp.org> wrote:

> Dear all,
> As you probably know by now, I'm running for a seat in the OWASP Global
> Board.
> You could check my main motivations, CV, etc in the OWASP Elections Wiki
> below:
> https://www.owasp.org/index.php/2013_Board_Elections
> However, the reason I'm writing you today is because I have an idea that
> would like to share with you and could significantly change how YOU could
> contribute to the organisation.
> I'm calling it the "Community Vote" and will describe how this might work:
> In case I'm elected, I would like to use my vote to represent the voice of
> the OWASP Community. So, rather than voting myself for each topic that is
> up in the Global Board agenda, I will setup a Google Moderator (or similar)
> voting platform so that each member could vote and the majority gets the
> winning hand. I would then issue that vote in representation of the OWASP
> community. In case of a draw, I will ultimately pick the option that I see
> best fit for the organisation.
> I will appreciate your feedback about this proposal, and although there
> are some details still to be defined on how this platform could work, I
> truly believe this initiative will empower the OWASP community in a
> tremendous way.
> Thanks,
> Fabio
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