[Owasp-board] Fwd: SPI OWASP Membership

Dinis Cruz dinis at ddplus.net
Fri Jan 26 23:41:11 UTC 2007

Ok, so now things are about to get interresting :)

After a call with SPI, they have agreed to join OWASP has a vendor member
and put their membership fee for a SpoC sponsorship for SiteGenerator (which
means that SpoC would start at 109k).

A couple questions:

 - Are you guys OK wity SPI becoming a member?
 - Are you ok with them anoucing now but only paying in Q2?
 - Of course that I will want to review that PR, right?

His mention of the membership drive is that I would use SPI as an example of
a comercial company that joined in February and is directly allocating its
membership money to a project they are interrested (in this case Site

This could be quite something, since SiteGenerator has the potential to be
THE benchmark to evaluate web application security scanners (and if one of
the vendors starts using it, all the others will folow)


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Michael Sutton <msutton at spidynamics.com>
Date: Jan 26, 2007 8:54 PM
Subject: SPI OWASP Membership
To: dinis at ddplus.net


Thanks for taking the time to speak with me the other day. I just had a good
talk with Tracy Simmons, VP of Marketing regarding having SPI Dynamics
become a vendor member of OWASP. She agreed that OWASP is an important
industry initiative that we need to do more to support it. I let her know
about the membership drive that you will be launching and how new members
will have the option of ear marking their membership fees to certain
projects. We both agreed that the Site Generator project would be a perfect
fit for SPIs contribution. She would like to take you up on your offer to
mention SPI becoming a member and tying its membership fees to the Site
Generator project when you announce the new membership drive. Given that she
hasn't budgeted for the $9,000 membership fee that became an important
selling point so I'd certainly appreciate any mention of SPI as it will only
help me to secure further SPI support in the future.

Tracy has also asked if we could agree to become members now, so that we can
be mentioned during the membership drive and have our corporate logo added
to the OWASP member list but make payment of the $9,000 at the beginning of
Q2. This is necessary as she does not have the available marketing funds in
the Q1 budget. SPI would of course be willing to provide you with whatever
is necessary to ensure that you're comfortable that payment is agreed to in
Q2. Tracy also wanted to clarify the date when you will be announcing the
new membership drive and if know you would be comfortable having SPI issue a
press release announcing our support for OWASP?

Thanks Dinis, I look forward to building a stronger relationship between SPI
and OWASP.

Michael Sutton

Security Evangelist

SPI Dynamics


Dinis Cruz
Chief OWASP Evangelist, Are you a member yet?
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