[Owasp-leaders] OWASP Board Candidates - What are your strategic goals?
tobias.gondrom at owasp.org
Thu Oct 8 19:44:55 UTC 2015
actually, I believe we all submitted several answers on objectives,
goals and "why me" when submitting our candidacy.
I thought this would be online as part of the election page, but now I
can not find it there.
I shall send my answers tomorrow.
On 08/10/15 12:48, Fabio Cerullo wrote:
> It is good that you have expressed a public view on your preferred
> candidates, although you will have to pick 4, not 5 as currently
> stated ;-)
> Joke aside, I think is extremely important to ask the board candidates
> what are their *strategic goals *for their mandate so those could be
> measured/evaluated by the community.
> I have listened to the audio interviews and besides Tom who provided a
> clear view on his top 3 goals through various channels, irrespective
> if you agree with them or not, to me is not clear what are the
> priorities for the next two years.
> Tom's goals are:
> 1. Shift from a 501(c)3 to a 501(c)6 under the United States, IRS Tax
> 2. Launch a new website for OWASP to provide simply navigation to the
> most commonly used features of the organization and clean up the wiki.
> 3. Bring gamification to the global community with a array of perks
> and rewards
> So I would like to open this question to the board candidates and let
> the community know which are their top 3 goals for their mandate if
> they get elected.
> I think it will add a lot of weight & transparency to the process and
> help the electorate in choosing their right candidates.
> All the best,
> Fabio Cerullo
> Global Board Member
> OWASP Foundation
>> On 7 Oct 2015, at 8:59 p.m., Jim Manico <jim.manico at owasp.org
>> <mailto:jim.manico at owasp.org>> wrote:
>> Leaders and Community,
>> I've been asked by many what my opinion is on the upcoming board
>> elections. Please note, my current term ends Dec 31, 2016 and I will
>> not be running for the board again. Four years is plenty in this
>> position and I want to give room for others to lead in this regard.
>> The choices I made are because of the following values I care for in
>> board members. Commitment to the fiduciary duty to make decisions
>> that support the foundation above personal interest. Vendor
>> neutrality and non-commercialism. Work hard and be committed to being
>> an active and vocal member of the community. Have your heart soul
>> and mind deep into application security. Be committed above all else
>> to serve the community. Be transparent in all OWASP dealings.
>> So here are my votes....
>> *Josh Sokol*: Without any doubt, I feel Josh is the most
>> instrumental board member when considering the future of OWASP
>> governance. Josh has dove head first into some of the most difficult
>> issues that face the board. He is vocal, he is active in our
>> community on multiple levels and he never shies away form the fire.
>> And when it comes to activities around board governance, I feel that
>> Josh is the hardest working board member of us all. He's been pushing
>> "legislation" to fund new chapters and projects as well. I'm a big
>> fan and feel wee *need* Josh on the board.
>> **Michael Coates*: Michael and I have very different styles of
>> communication around dealing with conflict. We are often on different
>> sides of various issues. But I see Michael as a very mature and calm
>> member of the board who brings a lot of sophistication to our
>> actives. Even when I disagree with him, I think he always brings the
>> right intention to OWASP and he has my vote, no question. I also
>> think he has been a strong supporter of vendor neutrality and similar
>> values, which is a top tier concern of mine. Not to mention his hard
>> work on AppSecUSA while refurbishing his home while welcoming a new
>> baby into his life while taking on a new job, etc. I do not know how
>> he does it, but he certainly puts a lot of blood, sweat and tears
>> into OWASP.
>> *Milton Smith*: Milton is one of the kindest souls I've met in our
>> community. He has incredibly high standards around communicating with
>> people with respect, he is incredibly astute and caring around
>> ethical issues an in general we would be lucky as a community to have
>> him as a board member. Again, what Milton brings to the table are
>> things we need desperately on the board - experience leading an
>> organization of this size as well as an outstanding sense of ethics.
>> I also think it's fair to disclose that Milton is a friend and we
>> have worked closely together in the past - and always, even under
>> stress, Milton is always a kind hearted and helpful soul.
>> *Bil Cory*: Bil Cory is someone who has advised me on multiple
>> occasions regarding difficult board matters. He is (very) well versed
>> in our bylaws and has provided (excellent) feedback regarding some of
>> the most difficult issues to the board. He is an active member of our
>> governance list. We would be lucky to have him.
>> *Tobias Gondrom * : Tobias tends to vote in favor of issues that
>> serve the European and non-US community. Since we are a global
>> community, this kind of representation is critical. Tobias has also
>> been our chair of the board this year. He has kept meetings on track
>> with a very calm demeanor even in the face of stress. He shows up to
>> meetings in the middle of the night for him and has weekly meetings
>> with Paul regarding operational issues. He has also respected the
>> power of the chair of the board and has not abused that power. This
>> demonstrates excellence leadership which I feel we need.
>> These are just my opinions as a "lame duck" board member. If I was
>> running again, I would not have stated my opinions so bluntly. But my
>> opinions aside, I think it's important to hear out *all* candidates.
>> Their interviews can be heard here. https://soundcloud.com/owasp-podcast
>> Last, I am grateful that all of our candidates are considering
>> running. It's a great deal of work and time and is often fraught with
>> conflict. I hope all candidates consider continued service to the
>> foundation, regardless of who wins.
>> Jim Manico
>> Global Board Member
>> OWASP Foundation
>> Join me at AppSecUSA 2015!
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