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Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Help Define OWASP's Model for Project Sponsorship and Branding
TLDR - We want OWASP'ers to debate various project sponsorship models (please also update as
necessary) and vote on the one you support in the upcoming annual elections (Oct 14 -25).
sponsorship and branding is an item that we've been working on at the
board for quite some time. Through discussion we've realized there is
not a single right model for OWASP. Instead there is a spectrum of
approaches (decentralized decisions on branding vs centralized, logos or
no logos, project sponsorship or foundation sponsorship etc). Each of
these items have their own positives and negatives.
However, one thing is clear. For OWASP to scale and grow
we need to pick an approach and document it. This way everyone
understands what the rules are, how to bring in new contributors and how
to correctly acknowledge supporters & contributors.
We'd like the OWASP community to cast a vote for the
model they believe is best for OWASP. Before we vote on the issue we
also want our community to help identify considerations for each model.
What are the positives and negatives? Is there another approach that we
should consider? Is there something we're not considering?