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

Martin Knobloch martin.knobloch at owasp.org
Thu Sep 8 16:05:47 UTC 2016

Hi Josh, et all,

The board is responsible and elected to steer the OWASP organization,
therefor the board should be responsible for the financial decisions.
The board has all the insights required.


On Thu, Sep 8, 2016 at 4:56 PM, 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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