[Owasp-leaders] Holiday Code Party

Arturo 'Buanzo' Busleiman buanzo at buanzo.com.ar
Fri Dec 11 19:02:02 UTC 2015


Nice picture. I see myself, even. 2008?

Owasp band!


On Fri, Dec 11, 2015 at 3:44 PM, Tom Brennan - OWASP <tomb at owasp.org> wrote:

> Leaders
> 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 membership.
>
> 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
> <http://owasp.force.com/volunteers/GW_Volunteers__VolunteersJobListing>
> 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>
>
>
> [image: Inline image 1]
>
> *HoHoHo!*
>
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