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

johanna curiel curiel johanna.curiel at owasp.org
Wed Oct 9 21:59:58 UTC 2013


I agree with Option 2


On Wed, Oct 9, 2013 at 5:08 PM, Michael Coates <michael.coates at owasp.org>wrote:

> I noticed we haven't had many emails on this topic. Are people happy with
> the three options? I'd like to make sure we have the positives and
> negatives fully captured.
>
> If we're good then the following will be added to the election ballot.
>
> Proposed Text:
>
>
>
> OWASP is defining our project sponsorship and branding model. Which of the
> following model do you want for OWASP? The voice of the community will
> decide this issue.
>
> Full information and and details for each option is listed here:
> https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Governance/ProjectSponsorship
> The additional information covers many more elements of each option and
> you're strongly encouraged to review.
>
> Option 1: *Projects can be sponsored. Project leaders decide all items
> including how all contributors are recognized, location of logos, criteria
> for logos, etc.
>
> *
> Option 2: *Projects can be sponsored. Standard process across OWASP
> projects for items such as **how all contributors are recognized, **location
> of logos, criteria for logos, etc.
>
> *
> Option 3:* **Projects can not be sponsored. Organizations can support the
> foundation and the foundation can support projects through programs (summer
> of code, project reboot etc). OWASP foundation supporters have their logo
> on a dedicated OWASP foundation page.
> *
>
>
> --
> Michael Coates | OWASP | @_mwc
>
>
>
> On Tue, Oct 8, 2013 at 11:02 AM, Michael Coates <michael.coates at owasp.org>wrote:
>
>> Leaders,
>>
>> *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).
>>
>> https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Governance/ProjectSponsorship
>>
>>
>> *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
>> https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Governance/ProjectSponsorship
>>
>> 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.
>>
>>
>> Thanks!
>>
>>
>> --
>> Michael Coates | OWASP | @_mwc
>>
>>
>
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