[Owasp-board] Fwd: OWASP/WASC working together moving forward

Dinis Cruz dinis at ddplus.net
Mon Aug 20 17:46:20 UTC 2007

Hi Guys

I spent some time speaking with Jeremiah during the SANS event and they are
much more interested in an OWASP/WASC event than an an "OWASP in partnership
with WASC" event.

Since they don't want a share of the financial responsibility and profits
this makes it much more simple.

Jeremiah seems quite motivated to help (see below) and fells that can get a
very good crowd in the event.

Note that this would be a good change to work together and to make up our
minds if both organizations should merge (with OWASP as the main brand :)  )

I am actually quite interested in pinging the rest of our community to see
what they say, so I will drop them an email.

What do you guys think?


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Jeremiah Grossman <jeremiah at whitehatsec.com>
Date: Aug 17, 2007 10:51 PM
Subject: Re: OWASP/WASC working together moving forward
To: Dinis Cruz <dinis at ddplus.net>

Hey Dinis,

        Thanks for the time spent with me at SANS, that was very helpful.
And I believe we're a lot more like minded than I originally thought.
I hope the rest of the OWASP team is the same way. Being that time is
short, are you our default contact person for the co-branded
conference? No one else seems to be responding and time is REALLY
short... so the sooner we know the better. There is excitement on our
side about it...but my hands are tied without a go ahead from OWASP.



On Aug 10, 2007, at 7:31 AM, Dinis Cruz wrote:

> Hi Jeremiah
> Nothing like that, just a case of being slow at responding to
> emails and having an internal (within the OWASP board) discussion
> about how to best handle this issue.
> You should hear something from us very soon.
> Dinis
> On 8/8/07, Jeremiah Grossman <jeremiah at whitehatsec.com> wrote: Hiya
> Dinis,
> I was hoping that either Jeff or Dave would have responded to this by
> now. Maybe they are busy, I don't know or perhaps they are not
> interested and unsure how to say it without hurting our feelings or
> something. Either way, I don't want to waste our time, theirs, or
> anyone else's for that matter. What do you think? Should I just hold
> tight and be patient?
> Regards,
> Jeremiah-
> Begin forwarded message:
> > From: Jeremiah Grossman <jeremiah at whitehatsec.com>
> > Date: August 5, 2007 10:54:10 PM PDT
> > To: Jeff Williams < jeff.williams at owasp.org>, Dave Wichers
> > <conferences at owasp.org>, Tom Brennan <tbrennan at accessitgroup.com>,
> > Dinis Cruz <dinis at ddplus.net>
> > Cc: Robert Auger <robert at webappsec.org>, Anurag Agarwal
> > < anurag_agarwal at paycycle.com>, Brian Bertacini
> > <brian at appsecconsulting.com>, Andrew van der Stock
> > <vanderaj at owasp.org >
> > Subject: OWASP/WASC working together moving forward
> >
> > Gentlemen,
> >
> >             Our black hat party was a wild success, no question
> > about it. The turn out and level of excitement among the crowd
> > surpassed any expectations I had. A job well done by all involved
> > and I appreciate you guys from OWASP willingness to work with us
> > and make it a success. Judging from conversations that took place
> > during, I also think its safe to say we should look for more
> > occasions where OWASP and WASC can work together. The most obvious
> > opportunity being the San Jose conference in November.  Perhaps
> > you'd be open co-branding the event as we did with the party and
> > allow WASC the opportunity throw our weight behind it.
> >
> > I want to be careful here since we do not wish to step on anyone
> > toes. We know you guys probably have a lot of time already invested
> > in the project already and we're not looking to piggy back on your
> > work for free. All us WASC guys listed are local to the Bay Area,
> > we know the people/companies on the ground very well, and have deep
> > contacts in the community. Our pull in the area should be
> > considerable if we could advertise an event with a solid line up
> > and had the appropriate market messaging and collateral. I've also
> > shared several more of my ideas previously, but first things first.
> >
> > If this is something you'd like to do or discuss further, please
> > let us know.
> >
> > Regards,
> >
> > Jeremiah
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> --
> Dinis Cruz
> Chief OWASP Evangelist
> http://www.owasp.org

Dinis Cruz
Chief OWASP Evangelist
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