[Owasp-leaders] OWASP 2014 - Strategic Goals

Azeddine Islam Mennouchi azeddine.mennouchi at owasp.org
Mon Nov 11 09:56:18 UTC 2013

Sorry for the typos. :p I'm using my phone and trying to write fast :p
Le 11 nov. 2013 10:54, "Azeddine Islam Mennouchi" <
azeddine.mennouchi at owasp.org> a écrit :

> Well said Dennis
> I was following this discussion from the beginning and I thin every has
> some or alot of truth in what he said
> First things are changing every day every one in those days are interested
> in enterpreunership and this buisness aspect of security is becoming
> imortant every day
> 2nd I think that we need to work more one the academoc level I mean
> universities
> 3rd i think also that Owasp need to adopt the familly modek where big
> chapters need to help other chapters because from my experience I have been
> strageling for two years now to stabilaze the chapter here in Algeria when
> we started here we really wanted to be the first chapter that hosts an
> AppSec in africa but saidlly we are not even near that for too many reasons
> Regards Islam,
> Le 11 nov. 2013 08:13, "Dennis Groves" <dennis.groves at owasp.org> a écrit :
>> On Nov 10, 2013, at 8:01 PM, Jeff Williams <jeff.williams at owasp.org>
>> wrote:
>> I wasn't suggesting that the organization-focused goals aren't important.
>> I'm thrilled to see OWASP continue to grow. Just saying a few of the
>> strategic goal ideas for 2014 should be focused on our domain...
>> I have to agree with Jeff.
>> My greatest lessons in life come from the experience of founding OWASP.
>>  I believe all great things start with a shared vision - a really big dream
>> - a purpose that unites everybody in their participation. I made some very
>> lofty statements in the early days that absolutely permeate the OWASP
>> culture even today. Though the ‘vision’ have never been achieved, that is
>> not the purpose of the vision - the purpose is to aim the ship.
>> Other Examples:
>>    - Imagine a world in which every single person on the planet is given
>>    free access to the sum of all human knowledge. That's what we're doing.
>>    ~Jimmy Wales
>>    - A computer on every desktop. ~Bill Gates
>>    - World Domination. ~Linus Torvalds
>>    - Mark Shuttleworth seems to want to create “commercial quality free
>>    software.”
>> After the shared vision is agreed, then and only then can any meaningful
>> strategic and organizational goals be set to move the community closer
>> toward the lofty vision...
>> Jeff’s ideas are closer to what I would feel are strategic goals, while
>> the other suggestions I have read seem to be much closer to operational and
>> business goals. Those are for the staff to work out, but they will work
>> them out according to the vision you set.  I believe the role of the Board
>> members is the ‘aiming of the ship.’  Strategic goals are part of that
>> aiming. For example can OWASP really achieve the measurement of security in
>> 2014? I very, very much doubt it - but we could move the needle in some
>> very big ways!
>> I encourage you all to think big, and dream bigger.
>> If you aim low, you will certainly get there.
>> If you aim for the impossible you will be very surprised at how much you
>> will achieve in your struggles to get there.
>> Cheers,
>>>> Dennis Groves <http://about.me/dennis.groves>, MSc<http://www.rhul.ac.uk/isg/prospectivestudents/prospectivestudents-msc/home.aspx>
>> Stay in touch via email <dennis.groves at owasp.org> or schedule a meeting<http://goo.gl/8sPIy>
>> .
>> *“The things most people want to know about are usually none of their
>> business.” *
>> – George Orwell, 1984
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