[Governance] OWASP and Commercial

Bev Corwin bev.corwin at owasp.org
Fri Feb 7 14:15:41 UTC 2014


FYI: I do not consider your question on the list as unethical. Not sure how
one would construe that? Feel free to enlighten me.

Bev


On Fri, Feb 7, 2014 at 9:08 AM, Jim Manico <jim.manico at owasp.org> wrote:

> Ad, Tom?
>
> This is a small list of folks I mostly know well who are especially
> interested in these issues.
>
> So your answer is that my question itself on-list is unethical?
>
>
> --
> Jim Manico
> @Manicode
> (808) 652-3805
>
> On Feb 7, 2014, at 2:58 PM, Tom Brennan - OWASP <tomb at owasp.org> wrote:
>
> On the choochoo this morning to NYC to give some training myself.. thought
> I would catch up on some emails @owasp bucket.
>
> In response to yours, members of the board have jobs that pay bills that
> somehow are involved in software industry that would likely be true of
> everyone in the association membership.
>
> Even a few of them have books, papers, projects, talks and involved in
> testimony to congress or pet alligators etc...  So what's your question?
>
> As per the conflict of interest policy you agreed to and signed if your in
> conflict with it or can not meet the bylaw duties as written everyone is
> free to step down or step up to meet them or lobby to change them or
> abstain when needed.
>
> Perhaps I am confused but your email to this governance list is asking for
> help on what exactly -- or simply raising visibility via your "ad" that
> your offering training and writing a book? What is the defined problem? Is
> there a complaint that requires "governance" as defined:
> http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Governance
>
> Your loved man just not clear what your asking to provide suggestions...
> New business for the upcoming board meeting perhaps to clarify or discuss
> face to face on the 24th?
>
> --
> Sent from my mobile autocorrect typos included call 9732020122 to discuss
>
> On Feb 7, 2014, at 5:06 AM, Jim Manico <jim.manico at owasp.org> wrote:
>
> Folks,
>
> I work as a freelancer now and make a living delivering onsite
> security training. I'm also working on a book. These are both things
> that OWASP monetizes as well.
>
> I feel like my efforts at OWASP as a board member and volunteer are in
> conflict with my professional work. It's a pretty clear conflict of
> interest. Would you care to provide guidance or suggestions over this
> matter? I try to take the ethical path but I'd like to check in with
> governance.
>
> Thank you,
> --
> Jim Manico
> @Manicode
> (808) 652-3805
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