OWASP Board Meetings April09 Agenda

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Agenda for OWASP Board Meeting: 04/06/2009

Membership Update


  • Total Number of Individual Memberships: 550
  • New Memberships in March: 58
  • Renewals in March: 3
  • Lost memberships in March (did not renew): 14
  • March Income from Individual Memberships: $3050
  • Portion allocated to local chapters: $1140


  • Total Number of Organization Memberships: 32
  • New Memberships in March: 0
  • Renewals in March: 3(Symantec, Breach, Cigital)
  • Lost memberships in March (did not renew): 0
  • March Income from Corporate Memberships: $15,000
  • Portion allocated to local chapters: $6,000


  • March Funds from Individual Memberships: $1910
  • March Funds from Corporate Memberships: $9,000
  • Total Funds for March: $10,910

Conferences Update


Board Procedures

 - APPROVED: Board will capture actions and approvals and communicate them to each committee

Committee Updates

 - Action: reduce cost of shipping membership kit and propose solution
 - Discussion: how to use chapters to drive education members
 - Action: Put a "Call for 2010 Conferences" up
 - New assessment criteria and project governance documents in progress
 - APPROVED: projects that don't respond to project questionnaire will be marked as inactive
 - Kirsten has assembled a list of which alpha projects have not changed since 12/2007
 - Action: consider establishing a team to do reviews/quality work (need to make it attractive somehow)
 - APPROVED: every project needs to have standard "Project Summary Table" (on main page or in a tab) that is maintained by the project committee
 - APPROVED: establish the "Grant Summary Table" (below PST) for all grants of money to projects
 - Action (to Larry): Can the PST and GST be stored somewhere else and be included automatically?
 - Nice work on procedures captured in Chapter Leader Handbook
 - Broad goals look very good
 - Action: establish specific project timeline and deliverables

OWASP Technology Infrastructure

  • Wiki - Larry
 - One version behind (upgrade requires porting extensions)
 - Enabled "tab" feature to help stop scrolling
 - Performance enhancements
 - Added support for integrating feeds into wiki pages
 - Moved to new server hardware (old one has hardware problems)
  • Mailing Lists - Larry
 - Action: evaluate Google Groups as part of forum
  • SalesForce.com - Tom
 - Free service for non-profits - investigation in progress