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

Eoin eoin.keary at owasp.org
Tue Jul 15 15:43:41 UTC 2014


So Are the nominees going to be released before the nomination deadline or
no?
I think this is a fair question many leaders are asking.




On 15 July 2014 00:53, Michael Coates <michael.coates at owasp.org> wrote:

> Tony,
>
> Just to clarify, the OWASP staff strongly supports the mission and I've
> seen that many times over.
>
> The election process has evolved year of year and every action is taken
> with the best intent to build and foster a great pool of candidates.
> Although we're a bit late in the game (e.g. mid process) we can still hold
> a thoughtful discussion if we should make adjustments. It's never ideal to
> change something midstream, but let's just consider that in the risk /
> benefit.
>
> So, as Josh correctly mentioned, let's have interested people work with
> Kelly/ops team and create the elections group to jointly determine if there
> should be a change. The ops team has done a great job so far and if
> something should be considered to change then please work together to do so.
>
> Glad to see all the energy and interest!
>
>
> --
> Michael Coates
> @_mwc
>
>
>
> On Mon, Jul 14, 2014 at 3:01 PM, Tony Turner <tony.turner at owasp.org>
> wrote:
>
>> I'm all for a reduction in committee bloat. I don't think we need more
>> committees. It's a simple issue. OWASP should be and historically has been
>> committed to openness. I'd simply call for staff to support the OWASP
>> mission. Be open.
>>  On Jul 14, 2014 5:48 PM, "Jim Manico" <jim.manico at owasp.org> wrote:
>>
>>>  Exactly, Eoin. The current staff runs the board election process. The
>>> board is, by design, keeping OUT of the board elections operation decision
>>> making process.
>>>
>>> The staff did ask the board to help spread awareness about the election
>>> and to encourage other qualifying leaders to run for the board. So huzzah
>>> to that. https://www.owasp.org/index.php/2014_Board_Elections
>>>
>>> Perhaps we should consider an election committee instead of making this
>>> solely staff run in the future? What do you think Tony? Certainly I do not
>>> think the board should be involved due to conflict of interest as well as
>>> just regular ol separation of duties between board and staff.
>>>
>>> Aloha,
>>> Jim
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>  Good question: I asked other Board/ED if we could publish the
>>> nominees. Answer was election is nothing to do with board but staff run - I
>>> agree 100%
>>>
>>>  But publishing nominees is not "running" / interfering with the
>>> election, I believe anyways :)
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Eoin Keary
>>> Owasp Global Board
>>> +353 87 977 2988
>>>
>>>
>>> On 14 Jul 2014, at 22:31, Tony Turner <tony.turner at owasp.org> wrote:
>>>
>>>   Then why is Eoin stating this was a joint board/ED decision? I'm
>>> confused. Which is it?
>>> On Jul 14, 2014 5:15 PM, "Jim Manico" <jim.manico at owasp.org> wrote:
>>>
>>>>  Tony,
>>>>
>>>> The elections were not at all board-run, they are 100% staff-run. In
>>>> fact, the board specifically chose to keep out of election operations in
>>>> order to ensure objectivity...
>>>>
>>>> - Jim
>>>>
>>>> On 7/14/14, 11:11 AM, Tony Turner wrote:
>>>>
>>>> Yes Eoin, but according to you, it's appears you are an outlier.
>>>> On Jul 14, 2014 5:09 PM, "Eoin Keary" <eoin.keary at owasp.org> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>>  Rather cynical.
>>>>> I'm board. Want open.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Eoin Keary
>>>>> Owasp Global Board
>>>>> +353 87 977 2988 <%2B353%2087%20977%202988>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> On 14 Jul 2014, at 21:56, Tony Turner <tony.turner at owasp.org> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>   It seems to me that it's in the best interest of the board to keep
>>>>> it closed. It's in the best interest of OWASP to keep it open. I'm not
>>>>> accusing anyone of anything but I'd really like to know why this was
>>>>> refused.
>>>>>
>>>>> --
>>>>> Tony Turner
>>>>> OWASP Orlando Chapter Leader
>>>>> On Jul 14, 2014 4:53 PM, <martin.knobloch at owasp.org> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>> +1
>>>>>> Last year, this has been done this wy the first time. If I recall
>>>>>> correctly, it was said to be evaluated it this works better or less than
>>>>>> the previous 'open candidate list' approach, but I cannot recall any
>>>>>> evaluation what has worked better.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Cheers,
>>>>>> -martin
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Sent from my BlackBerry® smartphone
>>>>>>
>>>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>>>> From: Eoin Keary <eoin.keary at owasp.org>
>>>>>> Sender: owasp-leaders-bounces at lists.owasp.org
>>>>>> Date: Mon, 14 Jul 2014 21:42:54
>>>>>> To: Matt Tesauro<matt.tesauro at owasp.org>
>>>>>> Cc: OWASP Leaders<owasp-leaders at lists.owasp.org>
>>>>>> Subject: Re: [Owasp-leaders] OWASP Board Election - What do you want
>>>>>> in a
>>>>>>         board candidate?
>>>>>>
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