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December 9, 2015

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Dial In Info

Notice of Recording


  • December 9, 2015 OWASP Board meeting, Start-time is 15:00 - 17:00 PST

For Start Time by region see:


Teleconference Information:

International Toll Free Calling Information

Attendance Tracker

Board Meeting Attendance Tracker

Meeting Minutes

Reading Material

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

PLR -- DRAFT 2016 Strategic Goals Doc, updated Dec. 4 with proposed budget attached to each goal

PLR -- DRAFT 2016 Budget, updated as of Dec. 3 Updates include recommendations from Nov. 18 BoD meeting and link to 2016 Goals

AJV - Simon Bennett's project proposal

AJV - Please read Johanna's non-public e-mail that Board members received on Dec 1, titled "Interacting with volunteers"

AJV - please re-read at least one of your induction books sent to you at the start of your term as an OWASP Board member

PLR -- Please See 'Reports Section' below for monthly status reports from Operations Team

Meeting Agenda

Call to Order /OWASP Mission

  • (5 minutes) - Administrative (List of attendees and Agenda bashing (only if last-minute changes to the agenda are needed)
    • Consent vote to:
      • Approve minutes from November 18, November 4 and October 14, 2015.
      • Approve brand usage action item: the specific proposal

Actionable Agenda Topics

  • (5-10 minutes) - BenchMark Project - Follow up from November Planning call.
    • See proposal to update the project rules.
    • See proposal to demote the benchmark project.
  • (5 minutes) EU Board
    • Acknowledge and confirm the selection of 4 new Board members for OWASP-EU VZW: Tobias Gondrum, Adrian Winckles, Gary Robinson, Maarten Mestdagh
  • (5 minutes) - Josh Sokol- Proposal to Eliminate "At Large" Board Positions. Is this now 'tabled', or to be opened again in January?
  • (15 minutes) Nominate / select 2016 Board positions (motioned by TomB on e-mail, seconded by ajv)
  • (5 minutes) - AJV - Proposal to establish audit committee, and consider finance and risk committees. See reading material

Discussion Topics

  • (20 minutes) - 2016 Strategic Goals & Budget
  • (15 minutes) - Discussion of Board duties, roles and responsibilities, and improving the effectiveness of future Board meetings ajv
  • (15 minutes) - Discussion on Simon Bennett's proposal on how the Board and Foundation communicate and interact with volunteers and projects ajv
  • (10 minutes) - Review final draft budget, Goals statement and metrics.

Misc. Topics (10-15 Minutes)

  • (5 min) Review Automation of Project Review & Next Steps - Claudia & Kate
  • (5 min) 2017 AppSec Planning - Call for Host City like past years? One strong contender already.
  • (5 min) Consider paying professionals for the project review task force instead of volunteers here (added to strategic goal doc)


Community Initiative Reports

Old Business

All active board proposals are listed here

  • (5 minutes) - Josh Sokol- Proposal to Eliminate "At Large" Board Positions. Is this now 'tabled', or to be opened again in January?
  • Bylaw updates (Andrew)
  • Website Initiative (Matt, Josh, Tom, Paul)
  • WIKI Updates

New Business

All active board proposals are listed here

Tabled Business

  • MK proposal around Inclusion Initiative.
  • MK proposal around Developer Outreach.
  • (5 min) Wiki Contractor Update & Status - Jim M., All

Action Items



  • Next meeting date/time:

Motion to close meeting