Tuesday, July 21, 2009

How to start an OWASP Project

(posted by Mett Tesauro)

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!
Check out http://www.owasp.org/index.php/How_to_Start_an_OWASP_Project#Creating_a_new_project for more information!

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