[Owasp-board] FW: Licensing of OWASP Software and Documentation

Jeff Williams jeff.williams at owasp.org
Thu Nov 9 15:21:34 UTC 2006

Guys - the right answer here, I believe, is that..


1) They can reference (link to) material on the site without a membership

2) They could include material from the site as long as they keep the
attribution and license intact

      (but there is some danger to them that their work would have to be
open sourced)

      (and it will get out of date)

3) They *SHOULD* become a full member and support us


I'll also caution them against misleading claims of protection (the branding
guideline stuff).


Anything else?





From: Philippe Bogaerts [mailto:pbogaerts at bee-ware.net] 
Sent: Thursday, November 09, 2006 9:44 AM
To: owasp at owasp.org
Subject: Licensing of OWASP Software and Documentation




I'm working for Web Application Firewall vendor. We are in the process of
building an product that will analyze web traffic and that will detect
attacks or 'indices' of bad coding in the application traffic.

There will be an XML database that will provide contextual info about the
problems/attacks detected.

Some info to the user could be a reference to the OWASP top 10 for example
or an attack description on the website.


I would appreciate some advice on the exact licensing model applicable for
my company as well as the cost. I am myself an individual OWASP member, but
I assume this is not enough.


Thanks and regards,




Philippe Bogaerts

International Technical Director

E  - pbogaerts at bee-ware.net

W -  <BLOCKED::http://www.bee-ware.net/> www.bee-ware.net

O  - +32 (0)498 574635


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