[Owasp-board] Affilation issue
jeff.williams at owasp.org
Wed Jun 25 15:30:16 UTC 2008
That's an unfortunate situation, but I think the decision is clear. I don't
think we should change our policy about associating with for-profit
entities. Thanks for all the hard work you are doing to make OWASP great.
It's really appreciated.
Jeff Williams, Chair
<http://www.owasp.org/> The OWASP Foundation
AppSec NYC 2008 is coming... are you ready?
From: Kuai Hinojosa [mailto:kuai.hinojosa at owasp.org]
Sent: Tuesday, June 24, 2008 5:16 PM
To: jeff.williams at owasp.org
Subject: Affilation issue
Our Minneapolis chapter affiliated with the Upper Midwest Security Alliance
which is composed of the local ISACA, InfraGard and other groups. Before we
affiliated I asked if this UMSA group was a non-profit organization and they
said they were. Now, it turns out that they are not. Even though, they had
confirmed so previously. I said that OWASP can only affiliate with other
non-profit groups as stated by you in previous emails and in the OWASP
website. They are asking me to check with OWASP founders, if we can make an
exception. I have already told them what the rules are and I want to keep
them that way. I am pro open source and giving others the opportunity and
resources at no cost. I don't really want to contribute to a model where
they are focused on making a profit because I really think it deviates our
purpose and allows vendors to be more influential in decision making.
I have a decision already made but thought I should consult you before
excluding OWASP from these affiliated group.
Thanks for your time. Sincerely,
OWASP (MSP) Chapter Leader
OWASP (NYC/NJ) Board member
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