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

Matt Konda matt.konda at owasp.org
Thu Dec 3 23:32:14 UTC 2015

I would also support extending the time for the meeting.


On Thu, Dec 3, 2015 at 5:19 PM, Andrew van der Stock <vanderaj at owasp.org>

> All,
> 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.
> thanks
> Andrew
> 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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