[Owasp-leaders] [Owasp-board] Regarding Budget 2017- Allow OWASP members to participate

Bev Corwin bev.corwin at owasp.org
Thu Sep 8 15:47:05 UTC 2016


+1 Johanna and Josh

Bev


On Thu, Sep 8, 2016 at 11:44 AM, johanna curiel curiel <
johanna.curiel at owasp.org> wrote:

> >>If members want to highlight concerns with a given itemization or area,
> I would fully welcome seeing that feedback discussed.
>
> Agree with this too. My concern right now is that the proposal discussed
> will allocate 0 dollars to chapters.
> http://lists.owasp.org/pipermail/owasp-board/2016-September/017483.html
>
> Another of my concern is how much money the board is proposing to spend on
> the website
>
> *o how big is this pie? We need to make a budget that stretches us to make
> *>* $3m in FY17, which means we need to look at all sources of income, and what
> *>* we need to do to make that a reality. Our revenue in 2015 was $2,478,184.
> *>* If we say we can do $2.7m this year (possible, depends on AppSec USA
> *>* profitability), $3m is within our grasp. So 10% is $300,000 administrative
> *>* costs, and then $610k each for education, outreach, conferences, projects,
> *>* and up to $270k for the website. That is with no contingency, and assumes
> *>* AppSec USA is at least 10% more profitable than last year's.
> *
>
> cheers
>
>
>
> On Thu, Sep 8, 2016 at 11:35 AM, Greg Anderson <greg.anderson at owasp.org>
> wrote:
>
>> +1 on Josh's input.
>>
>> I think the Board is best equipped to act on behalf of the community's
>> best interests. The Board possesses the most wholistic view of our
>> operations while I feel most leaders / members only have a limited
>> perspective. As Josh already pointed out, I don't believe a vote would
>> equate to a good consensus in this case. If members want to highlight
>> concerns with a given itemization or area, I would fully welcome seeing
>> that feedback discussed.
>>
>> --Greg
>> OWASP DefectDojo Project Leader
>> https://www.owasp.org/index.php/OWASP_DefectDojo_Project
>>
>> On Thu, Sep 8, 2016 at 9:56 AM, Josh Sokol <josh.sokol at owasp.org> wrote:
>>
>>> I'm curious if there are others who feel like a community vote should
>>> happen for the OWASP Foundation annual budget?  I agree with Johanna that
>>> this is a decision that has a huge impact on the OWASP community, but the
>>> OWASP Foundation Bylaws do not specify any process around membership voting
>>> for anything other than the Board of Directors for the Foundation.  Not
>>> only would a vote on the budget be a first for the Foundation, with no
>>> proper guidelines around it, but I have some concerns about a vote not
>>> really equating to a consensus, based on past turnouts.  And then there's
>>> the issue of timeline...
>>>
>>> So far, I haven't really heard any feedback on Andrew's budgeting
>>> proposal, other than Tom and I, and I would really like to know if there
>>> are others who feel strongly about this topic before we consider the
>>> logistics involved with a community-wide vote on a topic that has
>>> historically been handled by the OWASP Foundation Board and staff.
>>>
>>> ~josh
>>>
>>> On Thu, Sep 8, 2016 at 6:57 AM, johanna curiel curiel <
>>> johanna.curiel at owasp.org> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Hi Board
>>>>
>>>> On another email, Andrew has proposed some ideas on how the Budget for
>>>> 2017 should be administered:
>>>> http://lists.owasp.org/pipermail/owasp-board/2016-September/date.html
>>>>
>>>> I think you should consider creating a survey where you allow OWASP
>>>> members to vote on such important matters.Especially, when it seems there
>>>> are conflicting opinions already between board members.
>>>>
>>>> These kind of decisions have a huge impact on the entire community
>>>> across OWASP, and it should be consider at least, to allow members to vote
>>>> regarding this before any final decisions are taken by the board.
>>>>
>>>> Cheers
>>>>
>>>> Johanna Curiel
>>>>
>>>>
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>
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> Johanna Curiel
> OWASP Volunteer
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