[Owasp-leaders] OWASP Board Election - What do you want in a board candidate?

Matt Tesauro matt.tesauro at owasp.org
Mon Jul 14 20:32:07 UTC 2014

The number one thing I'd like to see is the list of candidates - BEFORE the
period of nomination closes.

I can think of many reasons why the nominations should be open (like they
were when I ran and won a spot on the board):

   - There's someone I think should run but have no way of knowing if they
   - There's someone not running that I want to try and convince to run
   - Someone's on the fence about running has a hard time deciding not
   knowing who else is running.

I can't think of reasons to not have this list open.

So, how/when can we change the current process and make the nomination
process open and visible to the community?

-- Matt Tesauro
OWASP WTE Project Lead
http://AppSecLive.org - Community and Download site
OWASP OpenStack Security Project Lead

On Thu, Jul 10, 2014 at 6:03 PM, Michael Coates <michael.coates at owasp.org>

> Leaders,
> Board elections are coming up soon. The election process is being handled
> by the operations team and volunteers - in other words, board members
> aren't involved in the election process. While I have no role in the
> election process itself I would like to encourage a thoughtful discussion
> within our community.
> *Some suggested topics for consideration:*
> What you want (and don't want) from your board members.
> What questions do you want to ask candidates?
> What does an ideal board member look like to you?
> What have you seen that is good and what needs to improve?
> What is the balance of security expertise vs knowledge in running a
> non-profit that is ideal for a board member?
> <and more>
> My hope is that the board election will be the end result of a good
> discussion and review of the candidates, their positions, and what they
> stand for.
> In the end, the power of OWASP is our volunteers. The OWASP board role
> (and forth coming OWASP committees) are both groups that help advance the
> OWASP platform for everyone to succeed.
> All details on board election are listed here:
> https://www.owasp.org/index.php/2014_Board_Elections
> A few of the dates from the timeline:
> August 15, 2014 - Deadline for Call for Candidates Closes
> August 19, 2014 - Candidates Announced in OWASP Connector and posted to
> Social Media
> August 25, 2014 - Deadline for the Questions From the Community for the
> Candidates
> Thanks!
> --
> Michael Coates
> @_mwc
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