[Global_chapter_committee] [Global_conference_committee] [owasp-board] Re: [Committees-chairs] 2012 Speaker Agreement Update

Mark Bristow mark.bristow at owasp.org
Wed Mar 28 14:20:39 UTC 2012


I think these are reasonable changes except the no-logo on the "about me"
slide.  I think that's fine if we put a boundry on the size.  The GCC is in
the final process of selecting a new presentation template, so this will be
easy to add.

On Tue, Mar 27, 2012 at 12:29 PM, Eoin <eoin.keary at owasp.org> wrote:

> I am happy with vendor logo as long as content isn't a vendor pitch or
> vendor bespoke (ip) and covers off an issue which is in the open  body of
> knowledge.
>
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> Eoin Keary
> BCC Risk Advisory
> Owasp Global Board
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> On 27 Mar 2012, at 16:13, Jason Li <jason.li at owasp.org> wrote:
>
> Agreed on the use of the template.
>
> What's the purpose of the restriction on the company logo?
>
> Is it an attempt to spur corporate membership? Is it meant to remove the
> "vendor"-ness of a talk?
>
> If the former, I think it actually comes across as off-putting and might
> have the opposite effect... If the latter, then the inclusion of the
> company logo if and only if they are an OWASP supporter seems overly
> restrictive IMHO in comparison to the goal.
>
> What about updating the template to include a specific place and limited
> small size for a logo and mandating the use of the template? That would
> limit how much a presenter could plaster their logo across a presentation.
>
> -Jason
>
> On Tue, Mar 27, 2012 at 9:35 AM, Tom Brennan <tomb at owasp.org> wrote:
>
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>> Committee(s);
>>
>> Today OWASP utilizes a Speaker Agreement that outlines the rules for
>> compensation of speakers, required templates, audio/visual, vulnerabilities
>> disclosure and a laundry list of other terms.
>>
>> The Document:  https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Speaker_Agreement
>>
>> With the upcoming long list of AppSec<Regional>, AppSec<Global> and
>> chapter events  globally happening weekly enforcement of this policy or
>> event policing of this policy is difficult however the spirit of the
>> speaker agreement in keeping OWASP pure to technical, non-evil
>> presentations is important. For many firms that employee researchers and
>> allow them to present on the company time and include such things as travel
>> and lodging to do so they also have policies.  One of those policies is
>> many times to utilize a standard company slide template while employed with
>> said firm.
>>
>> In a attempt to appease the corporate overlords; I want to make a simple
>> suggestion that we modify the template to include the following language
>> and attached logo.   For the new folks...here is a little OWASP History for
>> you in 2008 this agreement was actually put online  by Kate Hartmann and
>> Jeff williams and Myself as we prepared for the AppSecUSA 2008 particularly
>> from the audio video perspective as we were going to video tape it (1st in
>> OWASP History at the time) and had other liability issues around 0-Day
>> disclosure in NYC see edit history:
>> https://www.owasp.org/index.php?title=Speaker_Agreement&action=historyand at that event there was only (1) slide deck that was non-compliant by
>> my then employer and friend Jeremiah Grossman as there was not a mac
>> template available <grin>
>>
>> ---------------
>> For your consideration as Conferences and Chapter committees;
>> ---------------
>>
>> RECOMMENDED CHANGE #1
>>
>> "CONTENT
>> Speakers are encouraged to include their contact information when
>> introducing themselves, but may NOT include their logo"
>>
>> "CONTENT"
>> Speakers are encouraged to include their contact information when
>> introducing themselves and may include a company logo and a indicator if
>> there company is a supporting organization of OWASP Foundation and any
>> projects that they are part of"
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> RECOMMENDED CHANGE #2
>>
>> If my session includes a presentation, I will use the Conference Template
>> (OWASP Powerpoint template - OWASP Keynote Template (Mac) - OWASP Impress
>> Template (Open-/LibreOffice)) or if required to utilize a company slide
>> template will also include a OWASP logo on each slide (
>> https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Marketing#Logos)
>>
>>
>> =======
>>
>>
>> In my opinion now that we have committees that are proxy representatives
>> of the owasp membership globally, this this agreement should be reviewed by
>> effected committees (conferences and chapters) with input from everyone
>> including connections, projects, membership, eduction and modified to meet
>> the growth and spirit of the community to attract the best and brightest
>> speakers in the world and have minimal restrictions.
>>
>> To continue this review I have put a copy of this full document in the
>> current state in draft/edit more in OWASP googledocs for everyone to
>> review, edit and comment on.
>>
>>
>> https://docs.google.com/a/owasp.org/document/d/1OMAcnSEAElI_ENYP73gSZ4VjxG3JguMYZtt09Pi5vV8/edit
>>
>> We are a week away from APPSECDC and APPSECAPAC and then events happening
>> all over 2012 worldwide so although I realize nothing is FAST in a
>> democratic rough consensus voting it should not be overly complex to start
>> small and then adjust.
>>
>> Reference Materials
>>
>> Other speakers agreements to consider in your review of this motion
>>
>> 1) IEEE -
>> http://www.ieee.org/publications_standards/publications/rights/index.html
>>
>> 2) BlackHat -
>> https://www.blackhat.com/html/bh-dc-11/registration/bh-dc-11-cfp_terms.html
>>
>> 3) Defcon - https://www.defcon.org/html/defcon-19/dc-19-cfp-form.html
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>> Fun Fun... but important to not just have a policy as you would agree.
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