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== So you want to start a project... ==
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For more information on starting a new OWASP project, please visit [https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Category:OWASP_Project#tab=Starting_a_New_Project https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Category:OWASP_Project#tab=Starting_a_New_Project].
Starting an OWASP Project is easy.  You don't have to be an application security expert.  You just have to have the drive and desire to make a contribution to the application security community.
Here are some of the guidelines for running a successful OWASP project:
* The best OWASP projects are strategic - they make it easier to produce secure applications by filling a gap in the application security knowledge-base or technology support.
* You ''can'' run a single person project, but it's usually best to get the community involved.  You should be prepared to support a mailing list, build a team, speak at conferences, and promote your project.
* You can contribute existing documents or tools to OWASP! Assuming you have the intellectual property rights to a work, you can open it to the world as an OWASP Project. Please coordinate this with OWASP by contacting owasp(at)owasp.org.
* You should promote your project through the OWASP channels as well as by outside means.  Get people to blog about it!
== Creating a new project ==
Here's the simple process for starting a new OWASP Project.
* Get the following information together:
*# Project name
*# Project leader(s) (name and email)
*# Short project description (1-2 sentences)
*# Detailed description/roadmap for future development
*# Chosen open-source license
*# Project contributors (if any)
*# Sponsor organizations (if any)
*# Main links (existing information on the web, if any)
*# Related OWASP Projects
* To get your project started, send the info above to the [[Global Projects Committee|OWASP Global Projects Committee]] or the OWASP [mailto:paulo.coimbra(at)owasp.org Project Manager] directly. We'll review the information and get you set up with a project wiki page, a mailing list, and subscribe you to the OWASP-Leaders list. You'll be part of setting OWASP's direction!
* Check out the [[Guidelines for OWASP Projects]].
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Latest revision as of 16:24, 24 June 2014

For more information on starting a new OWASP project, please visit https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Category:OWASP_Project#tab=Starting_a_New_Project.