Can you believe the OWASP concept is approaching 10 years old?!!
It's those little things like volunteering your time, insight expertise and membership to a professional organization that make the bigger things possible and effect the mission. In growing a community, being taken seriously as a body, having citations from around the world, employees, administrative costs and even having the ability to allocate 50k in funds to put towards a global summit in 2011 is progress.
But no matter how many hours volunteered to it (OWASP), to be recognized as a "member" in 2011 starts with agreement to the principals and donation of $50usd as a member. While everything is free at OWASP this "designation" comes with a privilege that others don't get, that is the ability to support or effect change with a collective consensus of his/her peers and a vote.
Since 2002 I have personally experienced a variety of perspectives:
-Outsider looking for resources
-Active Committee Member
-Member of a Supporting Sponsor(s)
In each role the perception of the of OWASP is different at the 2011 summit I hope to unify this important membership topic and I hope you will join us for the discussion. It's worth my $50 bucks per year.
*For persons going to the summit as a example if they have not paid there $50 individual membership fee... Please complete this transaction as a prerequisite. This includes everyone from the board members to the newest member of this mailing list.
Not going to the summit but running a local chapter, do you lead by example with membership?
The current memberlist:
How/where do you join?
FAQ: If my company(5k) or university($0) is a supporter does this make me a member? Answer: No - however some have called it "associated member/lite member" as in associated with the supporting company however note, this has no voting right in the association.
Support the mission, change the world.