[Owasp-leaders] [Owasp-board] Where are the boardmembers?

OWASP LOS ANGELES richard.greenberg at owasp.org
Sat May 13 09:05:59 UTC 2017

WELL SAID JOSH! I voted for you and others to help direct and provide
strategy to the global OWASP Community. I did not vote for board members to
have them strut at events. We are getting real work from these selfless
volunteers, and we should be appreciative of their efforts. They all have
day jobs, you know! Carry on!!

Richard Greenberg, CISSP
President, OWASP Los Angeles,
ISSA Honor Roll and Fellow
President, ISSA Los Angeles,
LinkedIn:  http://www.linkedin.com/in/richardagreenberg
(424) 307-4440

On May 12, 2017 10:17 PM, "Josh Sokol" <josh.sokol at owasp.org> wrote:


I can't speak for the other Board members or their situations, but I take
offense to your insinuation that I am somehow disengaged from the
community, simply because I was unable to attend AppSec due to prior
commitments with my employer and my family.  I wasn't elected to the Board
so that I could show my face twice a year at an AppSec event.  I was
elected and re-elected to the Board because of the promises I made here
To take that a step further, prior to joining the Board, I even helped to
remove the requirement that Board members had to attend two face-to-face
meetings per year because I felt like OWASP would lose out on highly
qualified candidates simply because they had obligations that prevent them
from traveling.  We all contribute to the Board and the OWASP Foundation in
different ways.  Please show some respect for the countless hours that your
fellow Board members contribute to the OWASP Foundation.


On Fri, May 12, 2017 at 2:16 PM, johanna curiel curiel <
johanna.curiel at owasp.org> wrote:

> In one word: disengaged.
> "“No member of the Board shall receive compensation for his/her
> services…” other than reimbursement for travel expenses. Board volunteers
> have the legal obligation and authority to govern, but frequently are *dangerously
> disengaged*."
> And as you continue reading it gets better on many levels.
> OWASP board members should do their best effort to assist the 2 only major
> conferences, which allow board members to connect and engage not only with
> the people assisting but with those chapter leaders such as the Belfast
> one, whose members have worked hard to support through this event, the
> income of OWASP.
> There is clear a disconnection between what some community members express
> as complains and your POV.
> regards
> Johanna
> On Fri, May 12, 2017 at 8:57 PM, Josh Sokol <josh.sokol at owasp.org> wrote:
>> Sorry, that last message was directed toward Johanna, not Martin.
>> ~josh
>> On Fri, May 12, 2017 at 12:41 PM, Josh Sokol <josh.sokol at owasp.org>
>> wrote:
>>> Martin,
>>> I read it, but I fail to see how it is applicable to Board members
>>> attending or not attending the AppSecEU Conference.  Can you please clarify?
>>> ~josh
>>> On Fri, May 12, 2017 at 11:17 AM, johanna curiel curiel <
>>> johanna.curiel at owasp.org> wrote:
>>>> @Josh
>>>> Please read this
>>>> https://www.energizeinc.com/hot-topics/2012/august
>>>> On Friday, May 12, 2017, Josh Sokol <josh.sokol at owasp.org> wrote:
>>>>> Martin,
>>>>> The OWASP Board members are volunteers, just like anyone else in the
>>>>> organization.  We all have jobs and other responsibilities that sometimes
>>>>> prevent us from attending events like this.  The message to the global
>>>>> community should be that OWASP is that the Board is there to help make sure
>>>>> the organization is moving in the right direction, but OWASP as an
>>>>> organization, and it's events, are run by and for the community.  While I'm
>>>>> sure attendance would have been welcome, we don't need representatives from
>>>>> the Board to be present in order to have an outstanding event.  My $0.02.
>>>>> ~josh
>>>>> On Thu, May 11, 2017 at 3:09 PM, <martin.knobloch at owasp.org> wrote:
>>>>>>  Members of the board, et all,
>>>>>> Not sure what else to say else than I am more than disappointed to
>>>>>> see no board member to be at this years AppSec-Eu conference!
>>>>>> Johanna, only who been to Belfast, left before the conference days,
>>>>>> none of the rest showed up at all.
>>>>>> What message is this to the global community!
>>>>>> -martin
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>>>> --
>>>> Johanna Curiel
>>>> OWASP Volunteer
> --
> Johanna Curiel
> OWASP Volunteer

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