OWASP Board Votes

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For context of the meetings and mins., if available see https://www.owasp.org/index.php/OWASP_Board_Meetings and pick the date of the meeting

Voting Records

Date vote proposed Details on item for proposed vote - 7 person board, 4 to pass Affirm Abstain/Against Pass/Fail Decision Date
Jan. 21, 2015 Motion to approve 1 month extension for Executive Director services, Feb. 1-28, 2015. Motion by Tobias, seconded by Jim. Vote conducted via email. Motion passes with 7 approvals Against: None Pass Jan. 28, 2015
Jan. 14, 2015 Motion to approve Dec.10,2014 Board meeting minutes. Motion by Tobias, seconded by Josh. Motion passes with 6 approvals Against: None, Fabio arrived late Pass Jan. 14, 2015
Jan. 14, 2015 Motion to accept officer positions for 2015 as voted on during December. Outgoing Board member Eoin provided conducted the selection process. Motion by Tobias, seconded by Matt Motion passes with 6 approvals Against: None, Fabio arrived late Pass Jan. 14, 2015
Dec. 10, 2014 Motion to hold separate meeting on 2015 Strategic Goals & budget to allow greater time for discussion. Motion by Tobias, seconded by Josh. Motion passes with 6 approvals Against: None, Tom absent Pass Dec. 10, 2014
Dec. 10, 2014 Motion to approve the updated Whistleblower policy. Motion by Josh, seconded by Tobias. Motion passes with 6 approvals Against: None, Tom absent Pass Dec. 10, 2014
Dec. 10, 2014 Motion (Michael) to approve all three sets of Board meeting minutes (September, October and November 2014). Seconded (Tom). Motion passes with full approval Against: None Pass Dec. 10, 2014
Nov. 12, 2014 Motion to approve 2013 Tax Forms as prepared by KPMG and to authorize KPMG to e-file tax forms on OWASP behalf. (Motion by Josh, Second by Tobias) Jim, Josh, Tom, Tobias Against: none (only 4 Members attending) Pass Nov. 12, 2014
Oct. 8, 2014 Motion to approve Projects Committee 2.0 (Motion by Josh, Second by Jim) Jim, Josh, Michael, Fabio, Tobias Against: none (only 5 Members attending) Pass Oct. 8, 2014
Sept 16, 2014 Motion to change profit split for Local & Regional Events to 90% Chapter / 10% Foundation - no cap - beginning 2015 (Motion by Josh, second Jim) Josh, Jim, Tom, Tobias Against: Michael, Fabio. Abstain: Eoin Pass - This motion now supercedes and replaces the prior approved motion at 75/25 split. Sept. 16, 2014
Sept 16, 2014 Motion to change profit split for Local & Regional Events to 75% Chapter / 25% Foundation - no cap - beginning 2015 (Motion by Tom, second Fabio) Fabio, Michael, Eoin, Tom Against: Josh, Jim, Tobias Pass Sept. 16, 2014
Sept 16, 2014 Motion to allocate $12,000 of Community Engagement funds for 2014 AsiaPac Tour (Motion by Jim, second Tobias) Fabio, Michael, Tobias, Jim, Eoin Against: Josh,Tom Pass Sept. 16, 2014
Sept 16, 2014 Motion to proceed forward with Committee 2.0 process for Project Committee as proposed by Johanna. (Motion by Tobias, second Jim) All Against: none Pass by unanimous consent Sept. 16, 2014
Sept 16, 2014 Issue: Should OWASP consider providing shared hosting to some set of projects or chapters. How to handle requests for sub-domains? Motion - All owasp.org subdomains that do exist will be on owasp foundation controlled servers. (Motion by Josh, second Tom) All Against: none Pass by unanimous consent Sept. 16, 2014
August 13, 2014 Motion - Board to authorize Paul Ritchie, OWASP Interim Executive Director to have Executive Director duties for financial oversight including review, approve, signature authority and release of funds for various financial obligations in accordance with the OWASP accounting & signatory policies. (Motion by Jim, second by Tobias) Jim, Michael, Eoin, Tom, Fabio, Tobias Against: none (6 members attending) Pass August 13, 2014
July 11, 2014 Motion to establish committees 2.0 (link to the document: OWASP Committees), to reestablish committees and empower the community. (Motion by Josh, Second by Michael) Josh, Michael, Jim, Eoin, Fabio Against: Tobias, Tom Pass July 18, 2014
April 30, 2014 Motion to demote all OWASP flagship projects to labs as an interim step in reevaluating project status and infrastructure. Josh, Tom, Jim, Tobias, Michael - Pass April 30, 2014
April 30, 2014 Motion to move forward with using KPMG for international accounting, including engagement for the Belgian entity taxes and advice Josh, Tom, Eoin, Jim, Tobias, Michael - Pass April 30, 2014
April 30, 2014 Motion to turn off the community (social media) functionality of the portal (not the portal itself), initiate a plan of requirements and research for social engagement by the community Josh, Tom, Eoin, Jim, Tobias Michael Pass April 30, 2014
March 3, 2014 Proposal: Add a new section to the OWASP Bylaws.

SECTION 4.07 Participation. Participation in OWASP activities (conferences, meetings, mailings lists, projects, etc) does not require membership, but is subject to adherence to the OWASP Code of Ethics, and OWASP leaders may revoke the privilege of participation to those who choose not to abide by that code. Notification of such a revocation must be made to the individual in writing, with the OWASP Board of Directors CC’d for inclusion in the Foundation records. If an individual believes that this revocation is unjustified, then they have the option to appeal the decision by notifying the OWASP Board of Directors in writing within 14 days of the original notification.

Michael, Josh, Tom, Eoin, Jim, Tobias, Fabio - Pass March 31, 2014
February 24, 2014 Motion to modify the OWASP Bylaws section 4.02 to include in good-standing subject to our code of ethics” Michael, Josh, Tom, Eoin, Jim, Tobias Fabio (no vote received) Pass February 24, 2014
February 24, 2014 Motion to modify all public facing text regarding the Google Hacking Inquiry Michael, Josh, Tom, Fabio, Eoin, Jim, Tobias - Pass February 24, 2014
February 24, 2014 2014 OWASP Foundation Strategic Goals Michael, Josh, Tom, Fabio, Eoin, Jim, Tobias - Pass February 24, 2014
January 27, 2014 "Shall OWASP release the proposed statement?"

OWASP Statement on the Security of the Internet 2014 (Yes/Affirm or No/Against)

Michael, Josh, Tom, Fabio, Eoin, Jim, Tobias - Pass January 27th (6 votes cast) - February 2nd (1 remaining vote cast), 2014
January 7, 2014 OWASP will terminate the co-marketing agreement with RSA for RSA 2014.

This may place our training at risk, but if permitted we will still provide the free training at RSA and the OWASP speaking slot. vote on mailing list (Yes/Affirm or No/Against)

Michael, Josh, Tobias No - Tom, Fabio
Abstain - Eoin, Jim
Pass January 7, 2014
December 16, 2013 Compliance Officer per Whistleblower Policy for 2014 - Martin Knobloch, vote on mailing list Tom, Seba, Dave, Michael, Jim, Eoin Pass (Unanimous) December 29, 2013
December 16, 2013 Approval of 2014 Annual Foundation Budget Seba, Dave, Michael, Jim, Eoin No vote received: Tom Pass December 17, 2013
December 13, 2013 Vote to approve going forward with Fonteva Member Nation Portal Proposal Seba, Dave, Michael, Jim, Tom No vote received: Eoin Pass December 16, 2013
December 9, 2013 Grant Spending Policy Seba, Jim, Tom, Michael No vote received: Dave, Eoin Pass December 9, 2013
December 9, 2013 Project Spending Policy Seba, Jim, Tom, Michael No vote received: Dave, Eoin Pass December 9, 2013
December 9, 2013 New Project Sponsorship Model Seba, Jim, Tom, Michael No vote received: Dave, Eoin Pass December 9, 2013
December 9, 2013 Tiered Corporate Membership Model Seba, Jim, Tom, Michael No vote received: Dave, Eoin Pass December 9, 2013
October 30, 2013 Board Orientation Agreement and Board Code of Conduct Tom, Jim, Seba, Michael, Eoin No vote received: Dave Pass November 8, 2013
October 30, 2013 OWASP Whistleblower and Anti-Retaliation Policy Tom, Jim, Seba, Michael, Dave, Eoin Pass November 5, 2013
October 30, 2013 OWASP Social Media Policy Tom, Jim, Seba, Eoin, Michael, Dave Pass November 4, 2013
October 30, 2013 OWASP Conflict of Interest Policy and Annual Questionnaire - applying to Global Board Members and Employees Tom, Jim, Michael, Seba, Eoin, Dave Pass November 4, 2013
August 19, 2013 OWASP Board Size: OWASP bylaws specify the board must be between 5 and 7 members. Vote to extend to 7 members. The 2013 election will now seat 4 spots instead of 3. The newly elected board members will begin their terms Jan 1, 2014.Meeting Minutes Tom, Jim, Michael, Seba, Eoin, Dave Pass August 19, 2013
August 19, 2013 OWASP Board Meetings and Attendance Requirements: OWASP Board of Directors will hold quarterly board meetings lasting 4-6 hours each. The schedule of meetings will be set by the board in December before the year. It is likely the the board meetings will take place on Saturdays or on a dedicated day before a large OWASP conference. This change is a result of the success of the longer format board meeting and also a result of the Executive Director role that has enabled full time involvement and focus on OWASP operations. Board members must attend (in person or virtually) 3 of the 4 meetings to fulfill the attendance requirements. This will take effect in January, 2014.Meeting Minutes Tom, Jim, Michael, Seba, Eoin, Dave Pass August 19, 2013
August 19, 2013 Vote for OWASP Board Onboarding Process: An official board orientation set of documents will be created that includes a stated conflict of interest policy (in addition to what we have in the bylaws), 2 required reading short books on non-profit foundations, requirement to read previous financial reports and 990, and links to our to-be created governance page. All board members will sign and acknowledge completion of the orientation by Jan 1, 2014. New board members to sign by January 1 (following their election), and subject to disciplinary action if not completed by February 1. Board members will not be allowed to participate in Board votes until acknowledgement is signed. Meeting Minutes Tom, Jim, Michael, Seba, Eoin, Dave Pass August 19, 2013
May 13, 2013 Vote to make all board terms 1 year and all candidates and board members run for a specific position (President, VP, Secretary, Treasurer, (2) Member at large as outlined of the responsibilities of the bylaws. Motion June 10, 2013 Board Meeting Minutes. Tom Jim, Michael, Seba, Eoin, Dave Fail June 10, 2013
May 23, 2013 Vote to modify SECTION 3.03 of OWASP Foundation Bylaws to allow for Board Members not able to attend in person Board Meeting: "and shall be highly encouraged to meet in person at least once annually at a date to be announced and agreed upon" June 10, 2013 Board Meeting Minutes. Jim, Michael, Seba, Eoin, Dave Tom Pass June 10, 2013
May 31, 2013 Vote to approve Foundation Signatory Policy outlined in Executive Director Report. Tom, Jim, Michael, Seba Pass June 3 2013
May 31, 2013 Vote to approve budget modifications outlined in Executive Director Report primarily to fund increased staffing costs. Tom, Jim, Michael, Seba Pass June 3 2013
May 13, 2013 Vote in support of EC Council Grant Proposal Submission Board Meeting Minutes Tom, Jim, Michael, Seba, Dave, Eoin Pass May 13, 2013
May 13, 2013 Vote to confirm 2013 OWASP Strategic Goals Tom, Jim, Michael, Seba, Dave, Eoin Pass May 13, 2013
April 8, 2013 Vote to hire an executive director to the OWASP foundation. Tom, Jim, Michael, Seba, Eoin, Dave Pass Effective going forward (April 2013 - 8th April 2013
Feb 11, 2013 Vote to implement board member term limits to 4 consecutive 2 year terms. Tom, Jim, Michael, Seba, Eoin Dave Pass Effective going forward (January 2014 - next election Feb 11, 2013
Feb 12, 2013 Vote to officially dissolve global committees and proceed with Initiatives model https://www.owasp.org/index.php/OWASP_Initiatives_Global_Strategic_Focus Tom, Dave, Jim, Michael, Seba, Eoin Pass Feb 12, 2013
Jan 14 2013 Move schedule of AppSecUSA to Q2 starting in 2014 (Q1 APAC, Q2 USA, Q3 EU, Q4 LATAM) Michael, Tom, Jim, Eoin, Seba Dave - not present to vote Pass Jan 14 2013
Jan 14 2013 60/40 membership split (Foundation/Chapters) Michael (voted Jan 14), Eoin (voted Jan 14), Seba (email vote Feb 26), Dave (email vote Feb 26) Abstain - Tom (conflict as a chapter leader), Jim Pass Feb 26, 2013
Dec 10, 2012 Anti-Harassment Policy for Conferences Link Eoin, Tom, Seba, Matt, and Michael Dave - not present to vote Pass Dec 10, 2012
November 29, 2012 Event Profit Split Proposal Link Eoin, Seba, Matt, Dave and Michael Tom Pass Dec 5, 2012
May 14, 2012 Does the OWASP Board support the Projects Reboot Initiative with initial funding of $15,0000? Cut off date for initial round of funding end of June 2012. Michael, Dave, Tom, Seba, Eoin Pass May 14, 2012
April 5, 2012 Vote to approve New Membership Wording on Landing page Michael, Matt, Eoin, Dave, Seba Pass April 5, 2012
April 5, 2012 Sarah Baso has contract signing authority Michael, Matt, Tom, Eoin, Seba, Dave Pass April 5, 2012
April 5, 2012 Move forward with Cruise Summit Panning Seba, Eoin, Michael, Dave, Tom Fail - defer summit to consider new proposals and board direction April 5, 2012
March 12, 2012 Include in registration a mandatory field that makes the member (corporate or individual) to choose a local chapter/project or to choose “none” Michael, Matt, Tom, Eoin Pass March 12, 2012
February, 2012 Is the Global Conference Committee Liason authorized to sign financial contracts below $15,000? Tom, Eoin, Seba, Matt, Michael Fail February, 2012
10-Jan-2012 Vote to approve the 4 job descriptions as written (with minor edits noted in Board meeting minutes) link to job descriptions and meeting minutes Michael, Matt, Tom, Seba, Eoin Pass 10-Jan-2012
10-Jan-2012 Vote to approve 2012 Budget as written, with quarterly check in Michael, Matt, Tom, Seba, Eoin Pass 10-Jan-2012
10-Jan-2012 Proposal to remove OWASP member #72624861per Foundation Bylaws 4.03 Michael, Eoin, Matt, Tom, Seba Dave Pass 10-Jan-2011
14-Nov-2011 Letter of Intent from Security Innovations Letter of Intent Security Innovations Dave, Matt, Tom, Seba Pass 14-Nov-2011
10-Oct-2011 Do you support a modification to the election policy that during annual owasp elections for the OWASP International Board of Directors that the candidate must be in good standing and have served the community in the role of active global committee member for min 12 months? Tom, Seba, Eoin Michael, Matt, Dave Fail October 21, 2011
14-Nov-2011 Letter of Intent from Security Innovations Letter of Intent Security Innovations Dave, Matt, Tom, Seba Pass 14-Nov-2011
10-Oct-2011 Do you support a modification to the election policy that during annual owasp elections for the OWASP International Board of Directors that the candidate must be in good standing and have served the community in the role of active global committee member for min 12 months? Dave, Tom, Seba, Eoin Michael, Matt Pass 20-Oct-2011
6-Sept-2011 Approve Exception to Board term for 2011 election. Newly elected board members will begin their term at the September 20 Meeting and will continue until December 31, 2013 Dave, Jeff, Seba, Eoin, Matt Tom Pass 6-Sept-2011
6-Sept-2011 Vote to approve the Rackspace agreement Matt, Seba, Jeff, Dave, Eoin Pass 6-Sept-2011
23-Aug-2011 Vote to Ammend the ByLaws to indicate a Board of Directors Term of 24 months commencing January 1 following the election Matt, Tom, Seba, Eoin, Jeff Dave Wichers Pass 29-Aug-2011
23-Aug-2011 Vote to Approve Hacking-Lab Letter of Intent Eoin, Dave, Matt, Tom, Seba Pass 24-Aug-2011
23-Aug-2011 Vote to Approve GCC Blanket Co Marketing Agreement Eoin, Dave, Matt, Tom, Seba Pass 24-Aug-2011
8-Aug-2011 Vote to approve allocation of additional $5,000 to Conference Committee Budget (from general OWASP fund) for schwag requests [deferred to after next committee chair meeting - Sept. meeting]
8-Aug-2011 Yes/No Will LACSON be grated exception from Conference Committee Oversight? Jeff, Seba, Eoin Tom, (Matt - Abstain) Pass (3 of 5 present at meeting) 8-Aug-2011
8-Aug-2011 Yes/No Will the Foundation allocate $5K - $10K for OWASP Brochure Website - Design Funding Jeff, Seba, Eoin, Tom, Matt Pass (5 of 5 present) 8-Aug-2011
  • Date of final vote received needed for pass/fail quorum