[Governance] JOSH SOKOL - CEASE AND DESIST CONTACT WITH CHRIS GATFORD

Christian Heinrich christian.heinrich at cmlh.id.au
Wed Feb 26 05:19:02 UTC 2014


No doubt Josh next course of action will be to highlight the fact that
I accidentally sent him a direct e-mail.

On Wed, Feb 26, 2014 at 4:17 PM, Christian Heinrich
<christian.heinrich at cmlh.id.au> wrote:
> Josh,
>
> https://lists.owasp.org/pipermail/owasp-leaders/2011-May/005284.html
> is where Andrea cited I violated the code of ethics in relation to
> Social Media
>
> Below are Jim's numerous requests for an inquiry because he believed I
> violated OWASP Code of Ethics i.e.
> 1. https://lists.owasp.org/pipermail/owasp-leaders/2011-May/005293.html
> 2. https://lists.owasp.org/pipermail/owasp-leaders/2011-May/005295.html
> 3. https://lists.owasp.org/pipermail/owasp-leaders/2011-May/005299.html
> 4. https://lists.owasp.org/pipermail/owasp-leaders/2011-May/005306.html
> 5. https://lists.owasp.org/pipermail/owasp-leaders/2011-May/005315.html
>
> Jim continued to cause me distress, panic and despair as I was unable
> to disclose at the time that Chris Gatford portrayed himself as a
> Social Media Security Expert at the Queensland Police Symposium in
> September 2010 i.e.
> http://www.qutnews.com/2010/09/23/hackers-target-social-media/ at the
> invitation of Detective Superintendent Brian Hay i.e. therefore a
> "bias witness" due to his established relationship with Queensland
> Police.
>
> I was never charged as the photos Fairfax published were in fact
> "public" and confirmed as such by their lawyers prior to publication
> and Queensland Police.
>
> As Jim Manico continues to cite his family's close relation to the IRS
> while accusing other OWASP members of exploiting our not for profit
> status, then I demand that Jim Manico be accountable under the OWASP
> Code of Ethics otherwise my termination and suspension are rhetoric
> from the OWASP Board?
>
> Yiannis states it best within
> http://lists.owasp.org/pipermail/owasp-board/2011-January/009563.html
> i.e. "Josh decides and Jim manipulates".  Yet Yiannis is still an
> OWASP member allowed to run as a candidate in the 2013/2014 election
> who I supported %100.
>
> On Wed, Feb 26, 2014 at 3:41 PM, Josh Sokol <josh.sokol at owasp.org> wrote:
>> Twitter is a social media platform.  By putting his thoughts on there,
>> Christian is making them public.  Saying that his tweets are "protected" is
>> irrelevant as this was sent at one of the OWASP Board members.  There is no
>> request for confidentiality in the tweet, nor should there be any
>> expectation of it as this was sent to Jim as a representative of the OWASP
>> Board.  This should be seen as a recent (within the past year) statement of
>> intent, by Christian, to harm the OWASP Foundation.
>>
>> On record, I will state that while I was originally supportive of attempting
>> to negotiate Christian's return to OWASP, he has shown numerous times
>> recently that he believes that our Code of Ethics does not apply to him.
>> Regardless of what Martin concludes on the original suspension and
>> termination, I can no longer support his return to OWASP.  To be clear, this
>> is not a reaction to him "blowing the whistle", but rather, a desire not to
>> have myself, or the OWASP Foundation, associated with a person who feels
>> like false accusations, threats, and intimidation are appropriate tactics in
>> dealing with people.
>
> --
> Regards,
> Christian Heinrich
>
> http://cmlh.id.au/contact



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Regards,
Christian Heinrich

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