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OWASP Project Manager Activity Reports/September 10 2012

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OWASP Project Manager Report

Work accomplished since August 13, 2012

  • Pending Project Confirmations
    • Forensic Guide: Waiting to hear back from the Project Leader.
    • Xelenium: Waiting to hear back from the Project Leader.
    • Intelligent Security: Waiting to hear back from the Project Leader.
    • Testing the Web Project
  • Pending Project Donations

Currently Working On

  • Projects Communications Restructuring
    • I have begun to create the wiki template for the new OWASP Projects page.
    • I am having a bit of trouble with the tabs, but I am getting help from volunteers on how to do this.
  • Daily Project based queries and requests
    • Answering daily project related queries from OWASP Project Leaders and Members
    • Corresponding with project applicants on the status of their applications
    • I've kept the following OWASP Project databases up-to-date:
  • AppSec USA OSS
    • We rolled out the marketing for this recently, and we have received 6 entries.
    • As of today, all 6 entries have been accepted.
    • I am drafting acceptance letters with information on what comes next for the attendees.These will be sent out next week. We are now sorting logistics for the accepted project leaders.
    • There is the question of travel aid for some of the project leaders. I suggest we set aside $3,000 for those PLs that ask for financial assistance to get to AppSec USA.
  • DHS Host Project Funding Proposal
    • Andrew, Matteo, Eoin and I met to speak about this in more depth. Deborah, the home office representative, had some concerns about PM software and travel expenses in the budget.
    • She would like to know if we are able to re-allocate the PM software and travel expenses to the OWASP portion of the budget. This meeting clarified many of the questions I had about Deborah's concerns.
    • The PM software is available as open source to open source projects, and we have applied for a license already. The travel expenses can now come from the OWASP section of the budget.
    • Kate, Deborah and I participated in an interview where we discussed DHS concerns. See above. The interview went very well, and we are currently waiting to hear back from her.
    • Meeting Outcome: She was going to send us specific instructions on what she needed from us regarding the budget, and she is going to send us an updated proposal form so we can start applying for 2 other OWASP projects she expressed an interest in.
    • Deborah has gotten back to us with instructions and I am in the process of amending our budget proposal for her to meet DHS standards.
  • Atlassian Open Source License
    • Andrew and I worked together on this application.
    • The Atlassian representative has gotten back to us and the company has decided that a community license would be better for this project. We are in the process of writing an application for the new license recommendation.

Projects Communication Structure Development Update

  1. We agreed to organize our projects communication through the use of Tabs in the OWASP Projects section of the wiki. I am currently developing the tabs structure on my local machine.
  2. We agreed that all of the projects documentation must either be updated or created and organized in the correct locations on the wiki. I am currently organizing the documentation.

AppSec Ireland

  1. Have been in Dublin, Ireland for AppSec Ireland: From Monday, September 03 - Thursday, September 06.
  2. Went to help out with the conference and familiarize myself with the way AppSec events are run.
  3. Sat in on a full day training with Jim Manico: Thank you Jim.
  4. Helped coordinate the printing and delivery of OWASP branded items.
  5. Helped manage the registration and information desk.

Important GPC Meeting Outcomes and Discussion Points

  1. We will have weekly meetings to discuss updates on projects issues. The next meeting will be held on Friday, September 14th 2012 at 2pm BST.
  2. Jason Li has expressed concern over his minimal availability to represent the GPC as Chair of the Committee.
  3. Discussion on the availability of all members.
  4. Larry Casey has resigned his post on the GPC.
  5. Welcome Nishi Kumar, our newest member!