[Owasp-leaders] Growing Your Chapter + 90% / 10% Splits

Tom Brennan tomb at owasp.org
Fri Nov 7 19:08:29 UTC 2014

OWASP Chapters are GROWING -- one way has been to experiment and use a
platform like MEET-UP that connects the regional area with others that
are looking for the same thing in a social way


Since we launched this as a experiment with the NYC Chapter we have
seen it grow to over 6k members and 38 groups... not bad IMHO.

Now that this experiment has had over (12) months WE need to determine
DO WE ALLOW IT and modify the policy in the chapter handbook see:
https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Category:Chapter_Handbook OR do we
tell all chapters to go back to using the WIKI for chapter meeting

We (Board) have always asked operational staff to manage to POLICY so
as a community what do you think chapter leaders.

What other items do YOU want to update?


Another IMPORTANT update for chapters is the SPLIT - if you read the
meeting meetings you will find that there is another update coming to
you in 2015 that will be updated in the chapter handbook too


Conference & Event Profit Split Policy

Motion 1 - Local & Regional Events 75% / 25% - no cap - beginning 2015

Motion Tom

Second: Fabio


Eoin: Yes

Jim: No

Tobias: No

Tom: Yes

Josh: No

Fabio: Yes

Michael: Yes

Motion 1 passes by majority approval

Motion 2 - Local & Regional Events 90% / 10% - no cap - beginning 2015

Motion: Josh

Second: Jim


Eoin: abstain

Jim: Yes

Tobias: Yes

Tom: Yes

Josh: Yes

Fabio: No

Michael: No

Motion 2 passes by majority approval, and now supercedes or replaces
the approved motion #1.

As always ALL meetings are OPEN to the public -- join the next one:

Tom Brennan

Global Board of Directors 2007-2014
NY / NJ Metro Chapter, President 2004-Current

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