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April 30, 2014

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Dial In Info

Notice of Recording

  • Notice to all attendees - board meetings are recorded and publicly available as of March, 2013
  • Joining the call acknowledges your awareness of recording and consent to be recorded and public dissemination of the recording.


9:00am - 11:00am PST


Change of Location

As an experiment we'll replace Google Hangout will replace gotomeeting for this meeting. Google hangout has been trialled by all members of the board and appears to be a better solution. In addition, the meeting is streamed and archived over youtube for easy viewing by anyone.

Attending the meeting?
Invitations have been sent out to the board members and executive director with the link

Public Stream & Meeting Archive on Youtube
Streaming & archived board meeting for anyone to view:

Attendance Tracker
Board Meeting Attendance Tracker

Meeting Minutes
Meeting Minutes

Reading Material

It is a requirement as a board member to fully read all material prior to the start of the meeting

Meeting Agenda

Call to Order /OWASP Mission

  • Administrative (List of attendees and Agenda bashing (only if last-minute changes to the agenda are needed) (5 min)


Chairmain's Report - Michael Coates

Vice Chairmain's Report - Tom Brennan

Treasurer Report - Josh Sokol

Secretary Report- Tobias Gondrom

Updated from Members at Large - Fabio Cerullo, Eoin Keary, & Jim Manico

  • Jim's Update
    • Working with web-editors group. Will publish new "editor" template and plan for wiki update-a-thon later today (wednesday)
    • Initial thoughts on OWASP certification sent to board, needs further discussion
    • Continued concerns on project management at OWASP
    • Actively working on multiple projects (ASVS, Proactive Controls, Various Java Projects, etc)

Executive Director Report - Sarah Baso

Community Initiative Reports

Old/Unfinished Business

All active board proposals are listed here

New Business

All active board proposals are listed here

  • [Sarah] Financial - transition to KPMG for European accounting needs
  • [Sarah] Financial - thoughts on tax deductibility of individual memberships
  • [Sarah] Business plan and Recommendations for project related consulting work
  • [Michael] Board Member Focus Areas
    • Board member commitment to 1 core area - not the decision maker of the area, but an invested leader
    • Goal - (1) increase involvement and awareness (2) shift to group of doers
    • Areas for consideration: Community, Chapters, Projects-Code, Projects-Documentation, Conferences, Wiki, Membership
  • [Michael] Community Leadership Model
    • Goal - (1) Empower OWASP leaders (2) learn positives/negatives from committee
    • Proposal
  • [Sarah] Community functionality on new MemberNation portal - continue with beta testing?
  • [Sarah] Chapters - how to move forward with Bolivia brand abuse situation
  • [Sarah] Project review framework - moving forward as is or expecting changes
  • [Samantha]Require a strategic direction for our OWASP Projects Program.
  • Upcoming Election
  • [Tom / Fabio] OAS Cyber Security Program - Delayed for later discussion

Action Items



  • Next meeting date/time: In person @ AppSec Europe in Cambridge - June 27

Motion to close meeting