[Owasp-board] Press Release: OWASP Autumn of Code was a majorsuccess!

Dave Wichers dave.wichers at owasp.org
Sun Mar 4 17:42:30 UTC 2007

My suggested changes are in red. A made a few minor deletions too, which are
invisible. I'd just use this without all the red.



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Ok guys what do you think of this PR to complete the AoC 2006?


For Immediate Release 

OWASP Autumn of Code was a major success! 

London, United Kingdom, March 5, 2007 

The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) is completing today the
OWASP Autumn of Code 2006 initiative (AoC 2006) which financially sponsored
9 individuals to work on OWASP Projects.

The project was a major success with all projects achieving their original
objectives and with some projects over-delivering. 

The 9 sponsorships totalled $37,500 USD (5 at $3,500 USD and 4 at $5,000
USD) and were paid using funds raised through OWASP membership fees. The
financial support allowed the individuals sponsored to allocate considerable
amounts of time to their projects, and gave them an incentive to deliver the
projects on the agreed time scale. 

The main beneficiaries are the OWASP members and the users of OWASP
tools/documentation (due to the  boost of quality and features of the
sponsored projects).

The 9 projects and individuals sponsored where:

1.	WebScarab NG
rab_NG>  (Rogan Dawes) - WebScarab is a tool for performing all types of
security testing on web applications and web services. 
2.	Live CD
D>  (Joshua Perrymon) - a Linux Live-CD distribution containing ready to use
versions of OWASP application security tools and documents .
3.	CAL9000
0>  (Chris Loomis) -  CAL9000 is a JavaScript based web application security
testing suite 
4.	SiteGenerator
nerator_and_ORG>  and ORG (Mike de Libero) -  OWASP Site Generator (OSG) is
tool that helps users create dynamic web sites for use in training and web
application scanner evaluation. OWASP Report Generator (ORG) is a tool
giving security professionals a way to report and keep track of their
5.	Pantera
a>  (Simon Roses) - is an HttpProxy tool focused on combining automated
capabilities with complete manual testing to get the best results.
6.	Web Goat
at>  (Sherif Koussa) - WebGoat is an online training environment for
hands-on learning about web application security.
7.	Testing Guide
g_Guide>  (Matteo Meucci) - the Testing Guide is a 272 page document focused
on application security testing procedures and checklists.
.Net_Tools>  Tools (Boris Maletic) - This AoC 2006 project deliverable was a
new tool called OWASP Tiger which implemented the ASP.NET security tests
previously published under the OWASP .NET Tools
e_and_Branding>  Website and Branding (Aaron M. Holmes) - The owasp website
( www.owasp.org) is built using WIKI technology and any registered user is
able to make changes and update its content.

Respecting the OWASP tradition of Openness and transparency, all relevant
information related to the AoC 2006 is published on the OWASP website:

*	 <http://www.owasp.org/index.php/OWASP_Autumn_Of_Code_2006> OWASP
Autumn Of Code 2006 - The AoC 2006 initiative page 
*	OWASP Autumn Of Code
2006 : Press Release - The press release announcing the launch of the AoC
*	OWASP Autumn of Code 2006
<http://www.owasp.org/index.php/OWASP_Autumn_of_Code_2006_-_Applications>  -
Applications - The applications received for AoC projects
s_Press_Release>  Autumn Of Code 2006 : Selected Projects Press Release -
The selection press release
*	OWASP Autumn of Code 2006 -
Selection - The projects that were selected, the selection criteria and
links to each project page 
*	OWASP Autumn of
on>  Code 2006 - Project Completion - details about the project's

The "OWASP Autumn of Code 2006" was organized by Dinis Cruz who is the OWASP
Chief Evangelist and can be contacted for further details. 

About OWASP 

The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) is 501c3 not-for-profit
foundation dedicated to enabling organizations world wide to develop,
purchase, and maintain applications that can be trusted. OWASP's open source
projects and local chapters produce free, unbiased, open-source
documentation and tools. The OWASP community also facilitates conferences,
local chapters, papers, presentations, and mailing lists. More information
can be found at www.owasp.org. 



Dinis Cruz, Chief OWASP Evangelist 
E-mail:  <mailto:dinis.cruz at owasp.net> dinis.cruz at owasp.net 

Andrew van der Stock, OWASP Executive Director
E-mail: vanderaj at owasp.org 

Jeff Williams, OWASP Chair (Alternative contact for all OWASP matters)
E-mail: jeff.williams at owasp.org 

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