[Owasp-leaders] Fwd: Should OWASP projects (and in particular ZAP) aim to leave the OWASP nest?

Mike Goodwin mike.goodwin at owasp.org
Wed Dec 2 14:23:26 UTC 2015

I was thinking indirect rather than direct. Using my own experience as an
example: My employer (very kindly) sponsors our local chapter. When I was
making the case for this with the budget holders they asked why it was that
OWASP took a cut of the donation to use globally. Part of the argument I
made to justify that to them was that we use OWASP tools, and therefore it
was the right thing to do to help support their development and
maintenance. They got that straightaway once I explained it, and were happy
to sponsor us. Maybe they would have still sponsored us without that
justification, but it would certainly have been more difficult to convince


On 2 December 2015 at 11:51, psiinon <psiinon at gmail.com> wrote:

> All good points Mike.
> To answer just one of your questions:
>> *Point 2: *I am guessing that a significant part of our sponsorship is
>> linked in some way to the projects. [Maybe someone who knows for sure could
>> confirm or refute this]. So removing them will impact our revenues.
> I'm not aware of any significant funding that comes to OWASP through
> projects, other than donations to those specific projects which is then
> ring-fenced for them.
> So I dont _think_ OWASP would be directly impacted by projects leaving
> OWASP, although it might be indirectly affected - thats much harder to
> judge.
> Anyone please correct me if they think I'm wrong ;)
> Cheers,
> Simon
> --
> OWASP ZAP <https://www.owasp.org/index.php/ZAP> Project leader

*Mike Goodwin*
OWASP Newcastle UK Chapter Leader
OWASP Threat Dragon Project Leader
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