[Global_industry_committee] Fwd: Invitation to endorse AusCERT2010

Colin Watson colin.watson at owasp.org
Thu Apr 15 08:59:18 EDT 2010


Sounds like a reasonable compromise to me.  Good luck with the meeting.



On 15 April 2010 12:13, Christian Heinrich <christian.heinrich at owasp.org> wrote:
> Colin,
> Andrew van der Stock and I decided to accept their offer for a
> discount (because it would encourage individual membership because
> their discount was greater - only forwarding
> https://lists.owasp.org/pipermail/owasp-sydney/2010-April/000067.html
> to the Australian Chapter Mailing Lists was required by AusCERT in the
> end.
> AusCERT have offered OWASP the ability to host a ~50 minute meeting on
> site but Andrew and I are yet to accept i.e. we need to arrange to
> have the banner transported, select speakers, AusCERT aren't covering
> the speakers travel, etc
> On Thu, Apr 15, 2010 at 4:45 PM, Colin Watson <colin.watson at owasp.org> wrote:
>> Hi Christian
>> (I have replied to you and the GIC list only as I'm not sure who all
>> the other people are, but feel free to forward this on)
>> My personal view is that this is more of a brand-usage issue than
>> anything else.  AusCERT is a good body to engage with, but endorsement
>> of their conference sounds a significant step.  To be honest, the
>> OWASP Board and possibly the Conferences Committee may have more
>> guidance, but I think OWASP is quite sensitive about using its name in
>> this way unless it is a major partner in the organisation, running and
>> control of the conference.  Issues might arise that OWASP has no
>> control over, yet it has "endorsed".
>> Perhaps a carefully timed OWASP meeting/get-together in a venue nearby
>> the conference would suffice?
>> Regards
>> Colin
>> On 7 April 2010 05:49, Christian Heinrich <christian.heinrich at owasp.org> wrote:
>>> GIC,
>>> We are in discussion with AusCERT to host an OWASP meeting, etc at
>>> their conference (which has over 1000 attendees)  and they have sent
>>> us their agreement.
>>> While they have offered a discount to OWASP Individual Members, which
>>> would encourage people to become OWASP Individual Members, I believe
>>> OWASP can't support their requirement to "endorse" the conference.
>>> Prior to negotiating this with AusCERT, I would like to know if the
>>> GIC have any further concerns?
> --
> Regards,
> Christian Heinrich - http://www.owasp.org/index.php/user:cmlh
> OWASP "Google Hacking" Project Lead - http://sn.im/owasp_google_hacking

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