[Owasp-leaders] OWASP Project Sponsorship - What Model does OWASP want?

Michael Coates michael.coates at owasp.org
Tue Oct 8 18:02:11 UTC 2013


*TLDR -* We want leaders to debate various project sponsorship models
(update as necessary) and vote on the one they support in the upcoming
annual elections (Oct 14 -25).


*More Info*

Project sponsorship and branding is an item that we've been working on at
the board for quite some time. Through discussion we've realized there is
not a single right model for OWASP. Instead there is a spectrum of
approaches (decentralized decisions on branding vs centralized, logos or no
logos, project sponsorship or foundation sponsorship etc). Each of these
items have their own positives and negatives.

However, one thing is clear. For OWASP to scale and grow we need to pick an
approach and document it. This way everyone understands what the rules are,
how to bring in new contributors and how to correctly acknowledge
supporters & contributors.

We'd like the OWASP community to cast a vote for the model they believe is
best for OWASP. Before we vote on the issue we also want our community to
help identify considerations for each model. What are the positives and
negatives? Is there another approach that we should consider? Is there
something we're not considering?

The 3 approaches are listed here in the wiki

Please update and add additional considerations. Please don't remove
existing text. Instead use the comment section at the bottom to explain
areas you may disagree with.


Michael Coates | OWASP | @_mwc
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