[Owasp-leaders] Free training at major OWASP AppSec conferences

Jim Manico jim.manico at owasp.org
Wed Mar 26 14:45:20 UTC 2014


Ludo,

We added two other level of corporate membership that hopefully adds 
more value for higher levels of sponsorship.

https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Corporate_Membership

Does this help?

Aloha,
Jim


On 3/26/14, 12:47 AM, Ludovic Petit wrote:
>
> Well, I do think that free training at major OWASP AppSec conferences 
> is a good think... for official Corporate Members and official 
> Supporters of local Chapters, as these members are awaiting some good 
> reasons and "ROI" for them to join officially OWASP.
>
> To date, the current 'model' is not in that sense, this is why imho 
> this have to evolve accordingly (although I confess this is not so 
> easy as it seems to be).
>
> OWASP is a Foundation, yes indeed, but AppSec Conferences and events 
> are a huge responsibility and a hard work for OWASP and volunteers. 
> This is why I think training during AppSec have to be paid by 
> attendees (except for Corporate & Supporters members), because 
> volunteering from OWASP speakers means also lots of work and 
> value-added to do a talk/training.
>
> My 2 cents, you can now start to shoot the pianist ;-)
>
> Ludo
>
> Ludovic Petit
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> Le 25 mars 2014 18:07, "psiinon" <psiinon at gmail.com 
> <mailto:psiinon at gmail.com>> a écrit :
>
>     Leaders,
>
>     There has been a discussion on the AppSec EU 2014 list regarding
>     the pros and cons of giving free training at major OWASP AppSec
>     conferences.
>
>     A _very_ quick summary: Free training is a great way to get our
>     message across, but can (and it is claimed does) eat into our
>     revenue, which will therefore limit what else we can achieve.
>
>     A poll was suggested, but it has been pointed out that this might
>     be counterproductive without a more detailed discussion regarding
>     the full impact this sort of free training could have.
>     I can understand that, but I would really like to hear the
>     communities views on this.
>
>     I hope thats not too biased an introduction (I'm sure my views
>     will become apparent soon;) and that it is enough to get the
>     discussion started...
>
>     Cheers,
>
>     Simon
>
>     -- 
>     OWASP ZAP <https://www.owasp.org/index.php/ZAP> Project leader
>
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