[Owasp-leaders] Restarting Governance Mailing List

Dinis Cruz dinis.cruz at owasp.org
Sat May 25 22:54:57 UTC 2013

Hi Michael, if you want this new list to have the critical mass that the
owasp-leaders has, you will need to add all current owasp-leaders emails to
it (and then let the ones that don't want to be there to unsubscribe from


Dinis Cruz

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On 25 May 2013 18:29, Michael Coates <michael.coates at owasp.org> wrote:

> Leaders,
> I'm restarting the governance mailing list. Board meetings are open,
> meeting notes are open and the calls are open for anyone to participate.
> But I think there is still value to create a forum where new governance
> ideas can be discussed.
> I've restarted the governance mailing list and intend to regularly post
> topics here for discussion. The idea is that the community, leaders,
> public, etc can discuss their thoughts and ideas and iterate. We, as the
> board, can reference this discussion to get a pulse of the community. Also,
> this is a place to tackle hard problems where lots of input is helpful.
> For example, we have ~$200k in chapter allocated funds. Some chapters have
> high balances and spend it, some have high balances and don't, a lot of
> chapters have low balances and do nothing. The system works will in some
> places and has lots of stagnated funds in other. How do we create a system
> that ensures the $100k that is dormant is used to benefit OWASP's mission.
> I have lots of ideas and I'd love to hear discussion and other thoughts.
> This type of information can all feed into the background information used
> for board votes on topics or even be the source of new motions for review
> at the board.
> Why not on the leaders list?
> I asked the leaders this question on the leaders list and received strong
> feedback to have it on the governance list. I agree with this. Governance
> discussions are not something everyone wants to participate in and then
> threads can be long. I think a dedicated place for anyone that is
> interested is the right balance.
> Quality of conversation
> The list is fully open - anyone can participate. But I will hold people to
> our code of ethics. It's not a place for mudslinging, accusations, or deep
> dives on random conspiracy / what if scenarios. We will assume positive
> intent and require all participants to act professional and with respect.
> We have existing channels to raise specific concerns or allegations that
> need to be addressed (i.e. contact us form).
> I sent an initial couple posts to the list yesterday. Please do have a
> look.
> https://lists.owasp.org/mailman/listinfo/governance
> --
> Michael Coates | OWASP | @_mwc
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