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== Overview ==
  
[http://www.owasp.org/index.php/Category:OWASP_Project From OWASP Project]
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OWASP has created a system to review projects and the project's releases to determine the quality level achieved. The initial creation of an assessment criteria was created for the OWASP Summer of Code 2008. Though created to benchmark the quality of SoC 2008 projects, it was also applied to new projects created outside the SoC 2008 process.  As work began to create the Season of Code 2009 (SoC 2009), the lessons learned by using the first Assessment Criteria were used as input to a new version.  The original Assessment Criteria - now called version 1 - was the basis for this new methodology.  As a result of reviewing the use of the Assessment Criteria v1 (AC v1), a new assessment criteria was developed that split the review process into projects and releases.  Starting with the SoC 2009, AC v2 will be the assessment criteria used to judge the quality of all SoC and new projects.
  
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== Versions of the Assessment Criteria ==
  
The following defines the quality levels for OWASP TOOLS and DOCUMENTATION (Projects). Rating projects against these criteria aid in recognizing excellent contributions and identifying projects in need of further work.
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The current assessment criteria is the [[Assessment Criteria v2.0]]
  
== Assessment Scale for OWASP TOOLS Projects==
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Previous versions:
{| class="wikitable" style="align: left; margin-right: 1em; "
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* [[Assessment Criteria v1.0]]
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! width="120" align="CENTER" valign="MIDDLE" | '''Class'''
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! width="600" align="CENTER" valign="MIDDLE" | '''Criteria'''
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! width="200" align="CENTER" valign="MIDDLE" | '''Review Process'''
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! width="120" align="CENTER" valign="MIDDLE" | '''Example'''
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| style="background:#f2984c" align="CENTER" |'''[[:Category:OWASP Project|Release Quality OWASP Tools]]''' 
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| All Beta Quality Requirements plus:
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* Be reasonably easy to use
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* Include online documention built into tool (based on required user documentation)
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* Include build scripts that facilitate building the application from source (Goal: One-click build)
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* Java projects should be run through [http://opensource.fortifysoftware.com/welcome.html Fortify Software's open source review] (if appropriate) and [http://findbugs.sourceforge.net/ FindBugs].
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**WebGoat would not be appropriate for example since it would light up like a Christmas tree :-)
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* C/C++ apps (if we have any) should consider being run through [http://scan.coverity.com/ Coverity's open source review]. Coverity also accepts submissions for open source Java applications.
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* When approved to be Release Quality: Update the link to it on: the [[:Category:OWASP_Project | OWASP Project]] page and update its project quality tag on its project page to be Release Quality.
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'''Recommendations:'''
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* Publicly accessible bug tracking system, ideally at the same place as the source code repository (e.g., at Google code, or Sourceforge)
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* Conference style Powerpoint presentation that describes the use and status of the tool. (This could be used by others to discuss the tool at OWASP Chapter meetings, serve as easy to review offline documentation, etc.)
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* UAT pass on functionality of the tool
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* Developer documents any limitations
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* '''Requirement''': 2 Reviewers + 1 OWASP Board Member.
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** If possible, the project's lead should suggest two Project Reviewers.  One of them should be an OWASP Project Leader.
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** If the project's lead can't find the Project Reviewers, the OWASP Board will identify them. The same will happen whenever the reviewers suggested do not have the required approval.
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| align="CENTER"|[[OWASP WebGoat Project|OWASP WebGoat Project]]
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[[Category:Global_Projects_Committee]]
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| style="background:#ffcc66" align="CENTER"|'''[[:Category:OWASP Project|Beta Quality OWASP Tools]]'''
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| All Alpha Quality Requirements plus:
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* Have an easy to use installer (Goal: Fully automated installer) (or stand alone executable version)
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* Include user documentation in Project's OWASP Wiki page(s)
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* Add a common About Box or help menu
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**(which lists name of tool, author, e-mail address of author, current version number and/or release date)
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* Include documentation on how to build it from code, starting with getting it directly from the code repository. (Ideally, this would include easy to use build scripts, which is required for Release Quality)
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* When approved to be Beta Quality: Update the link to it on: the [[:Category:OWASP_Project | OWASP Project]] page and update its project quality tag on its project page to be Beta.
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* '''Requirement''': 2 Reviewers.
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** If possible, the project's lead should suggest two Project Reviewers.  One of them should be an OWASP Project Leader.
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** If the project's lead can't find the Project Reviewers, the OWASP Board will identify them. The same will happen whenever the reviewers suggested do not have the required approval.
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| align="CENTER"|[[:Category:OWASP AntiSamy Project|OWASP AntiSamy Project]]
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| style="background:#ffff66" align="CENTER"|'''[[:Category:OWASP Project|Alpha Quality OWASP Tools]]'''
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* Agree to [[OWASP Licenses|OWASP's open source license]]
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* Create a project page at OWASP that:
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**describes the tool, the project leader,contact info, and includes a download link for the code and the executable version.
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**includes the Alpha Quality Tool project tag. (Which we still need to define).
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**has a link to the project page from the [[:Category:OWASP_Project | OWASP Project]] page.
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* Have its code in Googlecode, or Sourceforge
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* Mailing list for project created
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* Solves a core application security need
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* '''Requirement''': 1 Reviewer.
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** If possible, the project's lead should suggest a Project Reviewer who is an existing OWASP Leader.
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** If the project's lead can't find a Project Reviewer, the OWASP Board will identify one. The same will happen whenever the reviewer suggested does not have the required approval.
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| align="CENTER"|[[:Category:OWASP CSRFTester Project|OWASP CSRFTester Project]]
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== Assessment Scale for OWASP DOCUMENTATION Projects==
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{| class="wikitable" style="align: left; margin-right: 1em; "
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|-
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! width="120" align="CENTER" valign="MIDDLE" | '''Class'''
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! width="600" align="CENTER" valign="MIDDLE" | '''Criteria'''
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! width="200" align="CENTER" valign="MIDDLE" | '''Review Process'''
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! width="120" align="CENTER" valign="MIDDLE" | '''Example'''
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| style="background:#f2984c" align="CENTER"|'''[[:Category:OWASP Project|Release Quality OWASP Documentation]]''' 
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| WORK IN PROGRESS - WORK IN PROGRESS
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* '''Requirement''': 2 Reviewers + 1 OWASP Board Member.
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** If possible, the project's lead should suggest two Project Reviewers.  One of them should be an OWASP Project Leader.
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** If the project's lead can't find the Project Reviewers, the OWASP Board will identify them. The same will happen whenever the reviewers suggested do not have the required approval.
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| align="CENTER"|[[:Category:OWASP AppSec FAQ Project|OWASP AppSec FAQ Project]]
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| style="background:#ffcc66" align="CENTER"|'''[[:Category:OWASP Project|Beta Quality OWASP Documentation]]'''
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| WORK IN PROGRESS - WORK IN PROGRESS
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* '''Requirement''': 2 Reviewers.
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** If possible, the project's lead should suggest two Project Reviewers.  One of them should be an OWASP Project Leader.
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** If the project's lead can't find the Project Reviewers, the OWASP Board will identify them. The same will happen whenever the reviewers suggested do not have the required approval.
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| align="CENTER"|[[:Category:OWASP CLASP Project|OWASP CLASP Project]]
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| style="background:#ffff66" align="CENTER"|'''[[:Category:OWASP Project|Alpha Quality OWASP Documentation]]'''
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* Agree to OWASP's open source license
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* Create a project page at OWASP that describes:
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** WORK IN PROGRESS
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* Mailing list for project created
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* '''Requirement''': 1 Reviewer.
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** If possible, the project's lead should suggest a Project Reviewer who is an existing OWASP Leader.
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** If the project's lead can't find a Project Reviewer, the OWASP Board will identify one. The same will happen whenever the reviewer suggested does not have the required approval.
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| align="CENTER"|[[:Category:OWASP AJAX Security Project|OWASP AJAX Security Project]]
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== FAQ ==
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; 1. What is the purpose of the project ratings? : The rating system allows OWASP to monitor the quality of Projects in our subject areas, and to prioritize work on these projects.  It is also utilized to prepare for static releases of Wikipedia content. 
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; 2. How do I add a project (tool or documentation) to the OWASP Projects? : To propose a new project, please send an email to [mailto:owasp@owasp.org?subject=New_OWASP_Project_idea OWASP].
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; 3. How does the assessment scale work? : Each category has a set of requirements/criteria to be met. Beta Quality implies that all of its requirements, as well as the Alpha Quality requirement have been met. Release Quality implies that all of the requirements, including Alpha and Beta, have been met.
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; 4. Who can assess projects? : [mailto:paulocoimbra7@gmail.com The OWASP Project Manager] can assign you a reviewer.
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; 5. Why didn't the reviewer leave any comments? : Unfortunately, due to the volume of projects that need to be assessed, we are unable to leave detailed comments in most cases.  If you have particular questions, you might ask the person who assessed the project; they will be happy to provide you with their rationale.
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; 6. What if I don't agree with a rating? : You can list it in the [[:Category:OWASP Project Assessment#Requests for assessment|section for assessment requests]] below, and someone will take a look at it.  Alternatively, you can ask any member of the project to rate the project again. 
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; 7. Aren't the ratings subjective? : Yes, they are somewhat subjective, but it's the best system we've been able to devise.  If you have a better idea, please don't hesitate to let us know!
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; 8. What if I have a question not listed here? : If your question concerns the project assessment process specifically, please contact [mailto:owasp@owasp.org OWASP] or its [mailto:paulocoimbra7@gmail.com Project Manager] directly.
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== Requests for assessment ==
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If you have made significant changes to a project and would like an outside opinion on a new rating for it, please feel free to list it below or e-mail [mailto:paulocoimbra7@gmail.com OWASP Project Manager]. 
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Latest revision as of 16:11, 20 June 2009

Overview

OWASP has created a system to review projects and the project's releases to determine the quality level achieved. The initial creation of an assessment criteria was created for the OWASP Summer of Code 2008. Though created to benchmark the quality of SoC 2008 projects, it was also applied to new projects created outside the SoC 2008 process. As work began to create the Season of Code 2009 (SoC 2009), the lessons learned by using the first Assessment Criteria were used as input to a new version. The original Assessment Criteria - now called version 1 - was the basis for this new methodology. As a result of reviewing the use of the Assessment Criteria v1 (AC v1), a new assessment criteria was developed that split the review process into projects and releases. Starting with the SoC 2009, AC v2 will be the assessment criteria used to judge the quality of all SoC and new projects.

Versions of the Assessment Criteria

The current assessment criteria is the Assessment Criteria v2.0

Previous versions: