[Owasp-leaders] Restarting Governance Mailing List

Michael Coates michael.coates at owasp.org
Sun May 26 01:46:52 UTC 2013

Missed leaders list on my original reply. Those interested should subscribe
to the governance list. No need to flood this list with conversations not
everyone is interested in.
On May 25, 2013 3:54 PM, "Dinis Cruz" <dinis.cruz at owasp.org> wrote:

> 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
> it).
> Dinis
> 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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