[Owasp-leaders] Support and Confidence in Executive Director

Tobias tobias.gondrom at owasp.org
Fri May 24 20:21:21 UTC 2013

Hm. Ok. Maybe I send my email out too fast and should have explained a
bit my thought behind the "Ps." ;-)
Apologies. Maybe I am tainted by my corporate background: there, usually
material decisions like hiring and firing are prepared and proposed by
the manager (here our ED) and then approved by one layer up (which is in
our case the board). I am not sure why this process would be a bad thing
for OWASP, but then I don't know the inner workings of our Ops team and
board as good as you. So am open to be enlightened.

But actually, I am much more interested in the main question asked by
John to the board.

Cheers, Tobias

On 24/05/13 20:56, Dennis Groves wrote:
> On 24 May 2013, at 12:39, Tobias wrote:
>> +1 to John.
>> Cheers, Tobias
>> Ps.: however, I would add the suggestion from Dinis' post: put the power
>> to fire staff back into the hands of the board.
> I strongly believe the power to hire and fire belongs to the entire OWASP executive team / aka OWASP Operations. They have to work with the people they choose to hire. The team building process is best left with those most effected by that change. 
> The board has exactly one role - to appoint a head of operations; and they have finally done this. When the board was involved in operations it has been disastrous for the staff. Enough is enough. 
> Sarah should remain ED. I also strongly object to her doing the conference work. She should no longer be doing any of the conference work. The ED job deserves her full and undivided focus. 
> Cheers,
> Dennis

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