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Please note that all funds showed are in USD.
Help us build OWASP 4.0, By Jeff Williams
CHAPTER LEADERS ACTION REQUIRED FROM YOU
<snip of email from 12/17 email send to leaders list by Tom Brennan>
In 2008 the Global Membership Committee (GMC) proposed and it was approved by the OWASP Board a spilt of membership fees 60/40. What this means is that 40% of membership fees collected from individual memberships, memberships as part of conferences, events and even corporate sponsors, 40% would be tagged as a flexible spending account for use for locally approved reimbursable chapter activities and expenses. As of 12/16/2010 we have verified that there is $80,677.00 usd in funds in escrow that have NOT been used yet see: http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key=p6IFyntQTi7t-yH-peiD8Aw no really... So what this means is it time for chapters to once again this year take a look at what you have and determine what you need for such items as (OWASP banners, OWASP Swag, Chapter Refreshments, projectors and associated supplies and equipment expenses and special speaker travel in addition to OWASP on the Move program. If you have not thought about this until now, please GO BUY what you need before December 31st 2010. Reimbursement is easy, simply scan the receipt and your chapter leader will approve and submit to firstname.lastname@example.org for processing.
This year we have the OWASP Summit 2011 and if you did not attend in 2008 some may even ask..... "Why the big emphasis?"
If you missed it see: http://www.owasp.org/index.php/OWASP_EU_Summit_2008 then read on...
Answer: The OWASP Global Summit is the place where application security experts meet to discuss plans, projects and solutions for the future of application security. The Summit is not a conference - there are no talks or training seminars - this is an opportunity to do actual work to further the field of application security. Participants will stay in shared accommodations and collaborate to produce tangible progress towards influencing standards, establishing roadmaps, and setting the tone for OWASP and application security for the coming years as OWASP 4.0 To enable this process we have already allocated over $50,000.00 in budget to this event and we want to ensure that every region in the world where there is a OWASP chapter we have global representation. We want each chapter to lead by example and fund there most active OWASP community members to be able to attend this years summit.
ACTION REQUIRED FROM YOU
I need each chapter around the world to complete the following form http://tinyurl.com/owaspleaderOSTF AFTER you have reviewed your operational requirements for 2011 based on current funds and your projections for annual renewals and new members. Every chapter MUST complete (1) per chapter using this form form before January 15th 2010 at 12:00pm EST. It is OK not to transfer any funds to the OSTF. However chapters that fail to acknowledge this annual request for update to information will result in a automatic transfer of funds to the OWASP Foundation, Summit Travel Fund on January 15th 2010 at 12:01pm EST and the chapter will be marked as inactive.
To complete this request it is required that you use the issued @OWASP.ORG email address (if you are on this list (e-mail send to owasp-leaders list), you should have a @OWASP.ORG email address and a chapter leader - if you are a active project leader no action is required from you). If you or other leaders of your chapter do not have a @owasp.org email address; request one immediately using this quick link: http://tinyurl.com/requestowaspemail
As you can tell the summit is very important to the core of OWASP Foundation. As the end of the year approaches now is a good time for you to check your availability Feb 8th-11th 2011 and learn more about what is going on at the Summit see: http://www.owasp.org/index.php/Summit_2011
Finally, I recognize that not every chapter leader keeps up with every email on this list however as a OWASP Community members this is a VERY IMPORTANT EMAIL so please give it the time it requires to fill out the following form for your chapter: http://tinyurl.com/owaspleaderOSTF ASAP we will also be calling down 160 chapters with the information we have on file from last year to update our records and point them to this wiki page in the event they did not see this email: http://www.owasp.org/index.php/Donation_Scoreboard
Tom Brennan skype: proactiverisk direct: 973-202-0122