[Owasp-leaders] Holiday Code Party

Tom Brennan - OWASP tomb at owasp.org
Fri Dec 11 18:44:05 UTC 2015

cc: Board

WE are in the season of giving and hopefully we can translate that into the
summit and season of code ;)

If you visit https://en.wikipedia.org/  you may once again this year
trigger a request for donation to continue with valuable content.

*Does OWASP Foundation really serve the world?  *

*Does OWASP Foundation really have 45,000 participant and 2500 members who
care deeply?*

What if we asked for a 2016 individual donation of $50 donation to join the
membership in a way that was very wikipedia like and then process a annual

What if other options were available (See attached screenshot) such as
donate $5 to help a project, $10, $50, $100 you get the idea. Add a option
to donate 5 10 40 hrs time and link to OWASP Initiates
that need help and volunteers now like project task force etc..

For those hung up on money, call the money buckets "do good things" fund
and create buzz activity. Will it likely break scrapers and bots and cause
the customers of tools that link to OWASP content to get a unexpected
message -- SO WHAT that is exactly what we want.

If we can MEASURE the reach of OWASP with a related metric campaign
associated with click thru then that report will be VERY interesting (What
part of the world, what time of the day, most active page etc..etc.) and of
course  then we should also be able to measure the donations of the
community against that.

BTW - OWASP already tracks that data with Google Analytics -- want to see a
current report?

So I am making a simple REQUEST to the leadership YOU and cc to the current
board for transparency not the other way around.  Are you in general
support of the idea that OWASP Foundation enable the plugin and run a
DONATE to OWASP campaign - target date: January 15th for 15 days.

*CAN I GET A  +1 ?*

Realizing that this takes a few people to agree these as OWASP has grown
and some may even demand a vote at the next board meeting fine. Does it
require research by employees and contractors to get it done perhaps.. but
lets not let that stop the desired outcome or get lost.

IMHO this community needs to be relaunched with passion. Volunteers have
enabled growth to over a 1 Million Dollar business (see annual report
<https://www.owasp.org/index.php/About_OWASP#Annual_Reports>) so lets start
2016 with a strategic community rally to raise funding for the most
valuable asset YOU the volunteer and fund a SUMMIT
<https://www.owasp.org/index.php/OWASP_EU_Summit_2008> like we did back in
2008 <https://www.owasp.org/index.php/OWASP_EU_Summit_2008>!

OWASP is needs to look at itself from outside the forest in 2016+.  I see
it as a service-oriented architecture (SOA) that is an architectural
pattern in computer software design in which application components provide
services to other components with membership and a defined
workflow/protocol. The principles of OWASP Foundation being
service-orientation are independent of any individual, vendor, product or
technology.  With scrum-like organizers in each region of the world (look
at active projects and chapter) and amazing things happen.

Wishing everyone a happy, health and enjoyable holiday with family, friends
and likely a new keyboard if you were on Santa's good list this year <grin>

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