[Owasp-leaders] [Owasp-board] Board meeting - proposed discussion items

Andrew van der Stock vanderaj at owasp.org
Thu Dec 3 23:19:47 UTC 2015


I've added this to our meeting. I am willing to put in the extra time to
have a longer meeting (as it's our last chance to deal with urgent and old
business in 2015). I've shrunk the amount of time for the Board governance
as that should be a no brainer - we should be doing Board meetings as per
Tom's e-mail earlier today.

I have invited Simon and Johanna to the Board meeting, and I would like
them to speak at the meeting, so please make sure there is time for them to
be heard.


On Fri, Dec 4, 2015 at 3:45 AM, psiinon <psiinon at gmail.com> wrote:

> Board,
> cc the leaders list,
> Topic: OWASP (code) projects
> I believe that the OWASP code projects are in crisis. Maybe other types as
> well, but I'll let other more knowledgeable people speak for those.
> I think that code projects bring significant benefits to OWASP, but
> unfortunately they are much less tangible than the money that conferences
> bring in.
> I think that code projects are poorly supported by OWASP, particularly
> large and active projects like ZAP.
> I would like to know if the board is happy with the current state of
> affairs re code projects.
> If they are unhappy then I would like to know if they think anything
> should change, particularly with respect to the amount of time and money
> that is invested in them.
> Topic: Communications with employees and contributors
> We've just seen a valued and very active contributor leave OWASP, and it
> appears that the nature of recent email discussions was a major
> contributing factor.
> We've also had a well publicised incident in the past whereby an employee
> left in which email discussions appear to have also played a significant
> role.
> I think its fair to say that in both cases the individuals have expressed
> that they did not think that they were treated with the respect that they
> deserved.
> Does the board accept that we might have an issue regarding email
> discussions getting out of hand?
> If so, does the board propose to do anything about it?
> Hint: perhaps an external organisation could provide valuable advise and
> guidance here?
> I look forward to hearing if these topics are discussed at the next board
> meeting and what the conclusions are, if any.
> Leaders - feel free to chip in with your thoughts...
> Cheers,
> Simon
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