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== So you want to start a project... ==
#Redirect [[Category:OWASP_Project#Starting_a_New_Project]]
For more information on starting a new OWASP project, please visit [].
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)
* Available Grants to consider if you need funding - [ Click Here]
* 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 purpose / overview,
# Project Roadmap,
# Project links (if any) to external sites,
# [ Project License],
# Project Leader name,
# Project Leader email address,
# Project Leader wiki account - the username (you'll need this to edit the wiki),
# Project Contributor(s) (if any) - name email and wiki account (if any),
# Project Main Links (if any).
*As your project reaches a point that you'd like OWASP to assist in its promotion, the [[Global Projects Committee|OWASP Global Projects Committee]]  will need the following to help spread the word about your project:
# [ Conference style presentation that describes the tool/document in at least 3 slides],
# [ Project Flyer/Pamphlet (PDF file)],
* If possible, get also the following information together:
# Release Name,
# Release Description,
# Release Downloadable file link
# Release Leader,
# Release Contributor(s),
# Release Reviewer,
# Release Sponsor(s) (if any),
# Release Notes
# Release Main Links (if any),
* Note: For Project/Release Leader, Contributors and Reviewers please create a [[Special:RequestAccount|wiki accounts]] and please send the links off. See [[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, fill out the [ new project form].  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 21:24, 24 June 2014

For more information on starting a new OWASP project, please visit