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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:
 
 
 
A – PROJECT
 
# Project Name,
 
# Project Purpose,
 
# Project Leader,
 
# Project Maintainer,
 
# Project Contributor(s),
 
# Conference style presentation that describes the tool in at least 3 slides,
 
# Project Flyer/Pamphlet (PDF file),
 
# Project Roadmap,
 
# Project main links,
 
 
 
B – FIRST RELEASE
 
# Release Name,
 
# Release main features,
 
# Release downloadable file link
 
# Release License,
 
# Release Leader,
 
# Release Contributor(s),
 
# Release Reviewer,
 
# Release Mentor (if any),
 
# Release Sponsor(s) (if any),
 
# Release Flyer/Pamphlet,
 
# Release Roadmap,
 
# Release Main Links,
 
 
 
* Note: For Project Leader, Maintainer, Contributors, Reviewer and Mentor please create a [http://www.owasp.org/index.php?title=Special:UserLogin wiki accounts] and please send me off the links. See [[here|Tutorial]] and [[:User:Mtesauro|here]] how to do it and [[:Category:OWASP Live CD Project|here]] an example of how it will be used.
 
 
 
* 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.