How to Start an OWASP Project
So you want to start a 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 OWASP Global Projects Committee or the OWASP 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.