[AsiaPAC] Fwd: A new LinkedIn group for confirmed OWASP members only?

Wong Onn Chee ocwong at owasp.org
Wed Mar 28 00:15:12 UTC 2012

Hi Helen,

Yes, it is commonly used here in Singapore.

Wong Onn Chee
OWASP Singapore Chapter Lead

On 27/03/2012 20:51, Helen Gao wrote:
> Hello OWASP leaders in the Asia Pacific area,
> I am sending the email below to you just in case you are
> not subscribed to the OWASP leaders mailing list. Is the social
> network site LinkedIn.com commonly used among professionals in your
> country?
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: *Helen Gao* <helen.gao at owasp.org <mailto:helen.gao at owasp.org>>
> Date: Mon, Mar 26, 2012 at 11:12 PM
> Subject: A new LinkedIn group for confirmed OWASP members only?
> To: committees-chairs at lists.owasp.org
> <mailto:committees-chairs at lists.owasp.org>,
> owasp-leaders at lists.owasp.org <mailto:owasp-leaders at lists.owasp.org>
> Dear OWASP leaders,
> Do you think a new LinkedIn group for confirmed OWASP members will
> attract new members? But will it alienate people? A decision will be
> made in AppSecDC in April. Please reply with your opinion by Sunday,
> 4/2/12.
> By the way, did you know that the existing Global OWASP Foundation
> LinkedIn group
> <http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Global-OWASP-Foundation-36874> has
> more than 10 thousand members? In just one week of March 11, 2012, 86
> people joined, 12 discussions took place and 7 jobs were created. 
> A new LinkedIn group for confirmed members
> What's the issue:
>   * Currently there is a Global OWASP Foundation LinkedIn group
>     <http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Global-OWASP-Foundation-36874>. It
>     is free and open.
>   * OWASP Confirmed Member
>     <http://www.linkedin.com/groups?about=&gid=4342746&report%2Esuccess=TAGQm5_B9ecwEPi7AtV-NGJjHoJV7WxoFbipydZrtoVPNQgWOUnL8lZj8v4Fi_efzerGsu5jt1ZNxbgOz-yQ8GA_JKRAMRHOdq9GTte76LaFDnVn3UJvJ9HrtwZdeRxnzSnL05Yi8ixSheCQVUTLJuPjHSEFDntOORiL00SBEWCSCN2GOP53E3gwyQES_UVQ4mMvuF1jt1Z1NDmQIe7vu9PrkoadDQtpb_DnGQi> is
>     a subgroup that's designed for paid and honorary members only.
> GMC’s recommendation – GMC discussed the matter in the March meeting.
>   * The existing free and open LinkedIn group
>     <http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Global-OWASP-Foundation-36874> should
>     not be changed or impacted by the new group.
>   * The name of the group is OWASP Confirmed Member. Confirmed means
>     paid and honorary membership.
>   * A new, OWASP Confirmed Member subgroup is a good idea to increase
>     membership.
>   * The new group should be used as and only as a digital membership
>     card which is similar to the printable membership card currently
>     issued at the end of a RegOnline payment transaction.
>   * There should be no discussion, forum or other content restricted
>     by this subgroup. OWASP material will remain free and open.
>   * We should avoid wording that alienate people and deviate from the
>     OWASP mission. We need to pay attention to content on OWASP
>     website, RegOnline, marketing material, etc.
>   * Protect member privacy in the subgroup
>   * OWASP reserves the right to remove a subgroup member
>   * There will be two ways to join the subgroup.
>      1. RegOnline – There will be a check box that say something like
>         this: Join LinkedIn for OWASP Confirmed Members: Yes/No
>         LinkedIn for OWASP Confirmed Members is a …. This a subgroup
>         of Global OWASP Foundation LinkedIn group which is open to all
>         LinkedIn members. The default option is No.
>      2. LinkedIn – A person can apply to join the subgroup on the
>         webpage and a request will be sent to the group administrator.
>         Once the applicant’s email address is confirmed to be a
>         current paid or honorary member then he/she will be added to
>         the group.
>       o A person will be removed from the group if his/her paid
>         membership expires or he/she stops being qualified for
>         honorary status.
>   * Open issue -  Should all qualified people be automatically added
>     to the group or each person has to request to join?
> -- 
> Helen Gao 
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