Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Call for Comment: OWASP Corporate Sponsorship Model

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Community Members - 

As a follow up to the  in-person Board Meeting in Hamburg, Germany on August 19, 2013 the board agree that OWASP should move to a tiered structure Corporate Membership - The board voted to move to a tiered corporate membership model. This enables organizations to support OWASP at a variety of levels. We are still flushing out the final details and we'll soon update the membership matrix. However, there will be 4 tiers ($2,000, $5,000, $20,000, $50,000) with varying benefits provided to the corporate member for each level.

Additionally, the Board determined that corporate member logos should move to an Acknowledgement Page - To provide a single clear page that acknowledges our corporate member supporters we will move the corporate logs from the bottom of the OWASP home page to a dedicated acknowledgement page. The home page will have clear graphics that encourage viewers to click and view the acknowledgements page.

Subsequent to this board discussion, the staff put together a draft of what this tiered structure would look like. Our goal is to collect community feedback and finalize by a Board Vote by December 1, 2013. The transition would start January 1, 2014 with banner ads and logos being removed from the home page by February 1, 2014.

I am also sending out this request for feedback to the governance list/leader's list/ and social media and Kelly Santalucia will be looking for input from our current corporate supporters.  Please help us in sharing your thoughts and encouraging others to do the same!

If you are looking for info on our current membership models: https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Membership

Thanks in advance!
Sarah Baso

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