<p dir="ltr" id="internal-source-marker_0.6954052042344054" style="text-align:left;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-family:Arial;font-size:16px;vertical-align:baseline">Dear OWASP leaders,</span></p><ul style="margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt">
<font face="Arial"><span style="font-size:15px"><br></span></font></ul><p dir="ltr" id="internal-source-marker_0.6954052042344054" style="text-align:left;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="vertical-align:baseline"><font face="Arial" size="3">Do you think a new LinkedIn group for confirmed OWASP members will attract new members? But will it </font><font face="Arial"><span style="font-size:15px">alienate</span></font><font face="Arial" size="3"> people? A decision will be made in AppSecDC in April. Please reply with your opinion by Sunday, 4/2/12.</font></span></p>
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<font face="Arial" size="3">By the way, did you know that t</font><span style="font-family:Arial;font-size:15px;vertical-align:baseline">he existing</span><a href="http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Global-OWASP-Foundation-36874"><span style="color:rgb(17,85,204);font-family:Arial;font-size:15px;vertical-align:baseline"> Global OWASP Foundation LinkedIn group</span></a><span style="font-family:Arial;font-size:15px;vertical-align:baseline"> has more than 10 thousand members? In just one week of March 11, 2012, 86 people joined, 12 discussions took place and 7 jobs were created. </span></p>
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<span style="font-family:Arial;font-size:16px;font-weight:bold;vertical-align:baseline">A new LinkedIn group for confirmed members</span></p><span style="font-family:Arial;font-size:15px;vertical-align:baseline"></span><br>
<span style="font-family:Arial;font-size:15px;font-weight:bold;vertical-align:baseline">What's the issue</span><span style="font-family:Arial;font-size:15px;vertical-align:baseline">:</span><br><span style="font-family:Arial;font-size:15px;vertical-align:baseline"></span><ul style="margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt">
<li style="font-family:Arial;font-size:15px;vertical-align:baseline;list-style-type:disc"><span style="vertical-align:baseline">Currently there is a</span><a href="http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Global-OWASP-Foundation-36874"><span style="color:rgb(17,85,204);vertical-align:baseline"> Global OWASP Foundation LinkedIn group</span></a><span style="vertical-align:baseline">. It is free and open.</span></li>
<li style="font-family:Arial;font-size:15px;vertical-align:baseline;list-style-type:disc"><span style="color:rgb(17,85,204);vertical-align:baseline"><a href="http://www.linkedin.com/groups?about=&gid=4342746&report%2Esuccess=TAGQm5_B9ecwEPi7AtV-NGJjHoJV7WxoFbipydZrtoVPNQgWOUnL8lZj8v4Fi_efzerGsu5jt1ZNxbgOz-yQ8GA_JKRAMRHOdq9GTte76LaFDnVn3UJvJ9HrtwZdeRxnzSnL05Yi8ixSheCQVUTLJuPjHSEFDntOORiL00SBEWCSCN2GOP53E3gwyQES_UVQ4mMvuF1jt1Z1NDmQIe7vu9PrkoadDQtpb_DnGQi">OWASP Confirmed Member</a> is a subgroup that's </span><span style="vertical-align:baseline">designed for paid and honorary members only.</span></li>
</ul><span style="font-family:Arial;font-size:15px;vertical-align:baseline"></span><br><span style="font-family:Arial;font-size:15px;font-weight:bold;vertical-align:baseline">GMC’s recommendation</span><span style="font-family:Arial;font-size:15px;vertical-align:baseline"> – GMC discussed the matter in the March meeting.</span><ul style="margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt">
<li style="font-family:Arial;font-size:15px;vertical-align:baseline;list-style-type:disc"><span style="vertical-align:baseline">The existing free and open</span><a href="http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Global-OWASP-Foundation-36874"><span style="color:rgb(17,85,204);vertical-align:baseline"> LinkedIn group</span></a><span style="vertical-align:baseline"> should not be changed or impacted by the new group.</span></li>
<li style="font-family:Arial;font-size:15px;vertical-align:baseline;list-style-type:disc"><span style="vertical-align:baseline">The name of the group is O</span><span style="font-style:italic;vertical-align:baseline">WASP Confirmed Member</span><span style="vertical-align:baseline">. Confirmed means paid and honorary membership.</span></li>
<li style="font-family:Arial;font-size:15px;vertical-align:baseline;list-style-type:disc"><span style="vertical-align:baseline">A new, </span><span style="font-style:italic;vertical-align:baseline">OWASP Confirmed Member</span><span style="vertical-align:baseline"> subgroup is a good idea to increase membership.</span></li>
</ul><ul style="margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><li style="font-family:Arial;font-size:15px;vertical-align:baseline;list-style-type:disc"><span style="vertical-align:baseline">The new group should be used as and only as a digital membership card which is similar to the printable membership card currently issued at the end of a RegOnline payment transaction.</span></li>
<li style="font-family:Arial;font-size:15px;vertical-align:baseline;list-style-type:disc"><span style="vertical-align:baseline">There should be no discussion, forum or other content restricted by this subgroup. OWASP material will remain free and open.</span><span style="color:rgb(255,0,0);vertical-align:baseline"></span></li>
<li style="font-family:Arial;font-size:15px;vertical-align:baseline;list-style-type:disc"><span style="vertical-align:baseline">We should avoid wording that alienate people and deviate from the OWASP mission. We need to pay attention to content on OWASP website, RegOnline, marketing material, etc.</span><span style="color:rgb(255,0,0);vertical-align:baseline"></span></li>
<li style="font-family:Arial;font-size:15px;vertical-align:baseline;list-style-type:disc"><span style="vertical-align:baseline">Protect member privacy in the subgroup</span></li><li style="font-family:Arial;font-size:15px;vertical-align:baseline;list-style-type:disc">
<span style="vertical-align:baseline">OWASP reserves the right to remove a subgroup member</span></li><li style="font-family:Arial;font-size:15px;vertical-align:baseline;list-style-type:disc"><span style="vertical-align:baseline">There will be two ways to join the subgroup.</span></li>
<ol style="margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><li style="font-family:Arial;font-size:15px;vertical-align:baseline;list-style-type:lower-alpha"><span style="vertical-align:baseline">RegOnline – There will be a check box that say something like this: </span><span style="font-style:italic;vertical-align:baseline">Join LinkedIn for OWASP Confirmed Members: Yes/No LinkedIn for OWASP Confirmed Members is a …. This a subgroup of Global OWASP Foundation LinkedIn group which is open to all LinkedIn members</span><span style="vertical-align:baseline">. The default option is No.</span></li>
<li style="font-family:Arial;font-size:15px;vertical-align:baseline;list-style-type:lower-alpha"><span style="vertical-align:baseline">LinkedIn – A person can apply to join the subgroup on the webpage and a request will be sent to the group administrator. Once the applicant’s email address is confirmed to be a current paid or honorary member then he/she will be added to the group.</span></li>
</ol><ul style="margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><li style="font-family:Arial;font-size:15px;vertical-align:baseline;list-style-type:disc"><span style="vertical-align:baseline">A person will be removed from the group if his/her paid membership expires or he/she stops being qualified for honorary status.</span></li>
</ul><li><font face="Arial"><span style="font-size:15px">Open issue - </span></font>
<span style="font-family:Arial;font-size:15px;text-align:left">Should all qualified people be automatically added to the group or each person has to request to join?</span></li><span style="vertical-align:baseline"></span><font face="Arial"><span style="font-size:15px"><br>
</span></font></ul>-- <br>Helen Gao