[Owasp-leaders] [Owasp_project_leader_list] Google Summer of Code - Ideas and proposals

John Patrick Lita john.patrick.lita at owasp.org
Tue Mar 3 16:39:03 UTC 2015


yes this is a great idea im also starting it here in Manila, I already talk
to Mozilla community here to collaborate. i think we have the same idea and
this will be a great project!

On Tue, Mar 3, 2015 at 6:58 AM, psiinon <psiinon at gmail.com> wrote:

> That could be a very good option then :)
>
> On Tue, Mar 3, 2015 at 2:48 PM, Spyros <spyros.gasteratos at owasp.org>
> wrote:
>
>> Simon, melange is open source, we can host it for our own project.
>>
>> https://melange.googlesource.com/soc
>>
>>
>> On 03.03.2015 15:39, Adrian Winckles wrote:
>>
>>> Sounds good to me
>>>
>>> Adrian
>>>
>>> OWASP UK Cambridge Chapter Leader
>>>
>>> On 3 Mar 2015, at 14:25, Nikola Milosevic <nikola.milosevic at owasp.org>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>>  I just got idea that we can join hands organizing our own Open Source
>>>> Summer Sprint (maybe could be the name) with other rejected organizations
>>>> like Mozilla, Linux and Tor if they are interested. As we are thinking
>>>> about sponsoring students from our sources, probably they will have to do
>>>> the same, but in cooperation we can make bigger event and possibly attract
>>>> more people by spreading the word through the channels we have together.
>>>>
>>>> Pozdrav/Best regards,
>>>>
>>>> Nikola Milošević
>>>> OWASP Seraphimdroid project leader
>>>> nikola.milosevic at owasp.org
>>>> OWASP - Open Web Application Security Project
>>>> OWASP Seraphimdroid Project
>>>>
>>>> On Tue, Mar 3, 2015 at 1:41 PM, Nikola Milosevic <
>>>> nikola.milosevic at owasp.org> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> Since I already had a plan for mentoring GSoC, I would be more than
>>>>> happy to mentor in our own event. Also if there is something else I could
>>>>> help with, let me know (some organizational things or content for marketing
>>>>> it, etc.)
>>>>>
>>>>> Pozdrav/Best regards,
>>>>>
>>>>> Nikola Milošević
>>>>> OWASP Seraphimdroid project leader
>>>>> nikola.milosevic at owasp.org
>>>>> OWASP - Open Web Application Security Project
>>>>> OWASP Seraphimdroid Project
>>>>>
>>>>> On Tue, Mar 3, 2015 at 1:38 PM, <abbas.naderi at owasp.org> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>> I think its a good idea to host this with lower stipend, totally
>>>>>> separate from GSoC.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> -A
>>>>>>
>>>>>>  On Mar 3, 2015, at 8:35 AM, Spyros <spyros.gasteratos at owasp.org>
>>>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> I'm in and with some help I can be the contact point and organize it.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> (The solution to the potential conflict of interest is that Fabio
>>>>>>> and Kostas are still the ones who get to decide who gets 3 students, who
>>>>>>> gets 1 and who gets none and any other matter deemed sensitive.).
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> However, maybe it would be better if we lower the student stipend at
>>>>>>> least for the first year to 1000 or 2k/student, there will be a lot of
>>>>>>> students who couldn't participate in GSoC this year and we'll get proposals
>>>>>>> either-way.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Also, what if we ask our sponsors to sponsor projects for the summer?
>>>>>>> I'm not familiar with the OWASP approach to this but if they agree,
>>>>>>> they get more code in a project of their choosing (the one they sponsor),
>>>>>>> students have the company name on their cv, they work same as gsoc and
>>>>>>> companies get more familiar with our projects. It may be a win-win. (Apart
>>>>>>> from the ethics part ofc). The projects that didn't get a sponsor can still
>>>>>>> get some money from OWASP and of course work with reduced
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> What do you think?
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> On 03.03.2015 14:05, Fabio Cerullo wrote:
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> guys
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Im thinking on raising a request to the OWASP board for funds
>>>>>>>> approval.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> We will probably not be able to cover the amount of slots as last
>>>>>>>> year, but
>>>>>>>> maybe we could come up with 5/6 slots to be approved (25/30K). Then
>>>>>>>> we need
>>>>>>>> to find a balanced way to distribute the funds among participating
>>>>>>>> projects
>>>>>>>> (e.g. 1 slot per project)
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> We should follow same process as Google, with proposal
>>>>>>>> reviews/evaluations,
>>>>>>>> etc. So effectively, nothing major to be changed.. other than
>>>>>>>> running our
>>>>>>>> own version of the Summer of Code.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> What do you think?
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Fabio
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> On Tue, Mar 3, 2015 at 12:05 PM, Abraham Aranguren <
>>>>>>>> abraham.aranguren at owasp.org> wrote:
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>  With a couple of exceptions, the OWASP Winter Code Sprint was not
>>>>>>>>> as
>>>>>>>>> good (at least for OWTF) as GSoC, we might want to consider
>>>>>>>>> increasing
>>>>>>>>> the student rewards.
>>>>>>>>> The problem here is that projects have almost no money (compared
>>>>>>>>> to what
>>>>>>>>> GSoC gives students, we cannot pay $5k to 1 person), but we could
>>>>>>>>> re-consider attracting *project* funds like attached.
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> So, I would propose to:
>>>>>>>>> 1) Try to get some project funds / project sponsors
>>>>>>>>> 2) See if we are in a position to pay something (even if it's a low
>>>>>>>>> amount, but something)
>>>>>>>>> 3) Come up with an "OWASP Summer Code Sprint", that gives a bit
>>>>>>>>> more
>>>>>>>>> than uni credits
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> Thoughts welcome, just an idea! :)
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> Abe
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> P.S. Taking into account the low funds/rewards of the "OWASP
>>>>>>>>> Winter Code
>>>>>>>>> Sprint" initiative, this was a *huge* success, don't get me wrong!
>>>>>>>>> :). I
>>>>>>>>> am focusing on what we can probably improve to get more out of a
>>>>>>>>> new
>>>>>>>>> similar "parallel program" to GSoC.
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> On 03/03/2015 12:24 PM, Konstantinos Papapanagiotou wrote:
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> Leaders,
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> Unfortunately OWASP has not been selected for GSOC 2015. Google
>>>>>>>>>> has
>>>>>>>>>> not provided any justification for this decision which is quite
>>>>>>>>>> frustrating, especially since we did nothing different than the
>>>>>>>>>> previous years and also had the highest number of ideas ever.
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> For what it's worth it other high profile organizations that have
>>>>>>>>>> been
>>>>>>>>>> participating in the program for years have been also left out,
>>>>>>>>>> such
>>>>>>>>>> as the Linux Foundation. Nevertheless, we are currently discussing
>>>>>>>>>> similar incentives that could be given to students this year in
>>>>>>>>>> order
>>>>>>>>>> to encourage them to contribute to OWASP projects and hopefully we
>>>>>>>>>> will have more news on this soon.
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> Kostas
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> On Thu, Feb 19, 2015 at 8:13 PM, Konstantinos Papapanagiotou
>>>>>>>>>> <Konstantinos at owasp.org <mailto:Konstantinos at owasp.org>> wrote:
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>      Leaders,
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>      This is a kind reminder for GSoC 2015. If you want to get
>>>>>>>>>> some
>>>>>>>>>>      serious work done during the summer of 2015, submit your
>>>>>>>>>> ideas
>>>>>>>>>>      here: https://www.owasp.org/index.php/GSoC2015_Ideas
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>      We already have ideas for 11 projects and students are
>>>>>>>>>> already
>>>>>>>>>>      engaging with project leaders to discuss potential projects.
>>>>>>>>>> If
>>>>>>>>>>      you are interested to join the program, now is the time to
>>>>>>>>>> add
>>>>>>>>>>      your ideas.
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>      Finally, feel free to contact me directly should you need any
>>>>>>>>>>      further information.
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>      Kostas
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>      On Monday, February 9, 2015, Konstantinos Papapanagiotou
>>>>>>>>>>      <Konstantinos at owasp.org <mailto:Konstantinos at owasp.org>>
>>>>>>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>          Leaders,
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>          Google is now accepting applications for mentoring
>>>>>>>>>>          organizations for GSoC 2015.
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>          For those of you that have participated in the program,
>>>>>>>>>> this
>>>>>>>>>>          is the time of the year to start outlining your ideas for
>>>>>>>>>>          projects here:
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>          https://www.owasp.org/index.php/GSoC2015_Ideas
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>          For the rest of you the Google Summer of Code
>>>>>>>>>>          (http://www.google-melange.com/gsoc/homepage/google/
>>>>>>>>>> gsoc2015)
>>>>>>>>>>          is an amazing opportunity to get some work done on your
>>>>>>>>>> project.
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>          Last year we got 16 slots for 7 OWASP projects. This
>>>>>>>>>> year we
>>>>>>>>>>          are looking forward to having even more OWASP projects
>>>>>>>>>>          participating in the program.
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>          Please don't hesitate to contact me directly if you need
>>>>>>>>>> any
>>>>>>>>>>          additional information.
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>          Kostas
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>
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