[Owasp-leaders] The Community Vote

Martin Knobloch martin.knobloch at owasp.org
Thu Aug 29 10:02:52 UTC 2013

Hi Fabio, et all,

As Fabio, I am running for a seat in the OWASP Global Board too.

Personally, I concur with Eoin's statement. It is not doable to have a
Community Vote on every issue.
That is, let's say as in politics, what you elect your board for. To
represent the communities interest!

Of course, as good politicians (and I do not want into discussion about the
existing of such) should to, the board members are hold to inform and
validate the communities opinion, they represent.

For major questions I can see a voting in determine the communities
opinion, e.g. hot topics the question of "OWASP Certifications". But we
need clear rules and guidelines on the how. Problem always will be, how to
make this most open, honest and valid to prevent abuse or "those who shout
the loudest" become the the only heard.

My vision of OWASP in one sentence:  Community driven, board guided,
employees supported!


On Thu, Aug 29, 2013 at 11:30 AM, Dinis Cruz <dinis.cruz at owasp.org> wrote:

> Hi Fabio, as I mentioned to you at AppSec EU , I really think that this is
> a great idea, and really shows how much you value (and think about) the
> OWASP community
> On 28 Aug 2013 21:59, "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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