[Owasp-board] Affiliation issue

Jeff Williams jeff.williams at owasp.org
Thu Jun 26 01:54:48 UTC 2008

Sure, they can be a sponsor for the conference at whatever levels you decide
to have.  They could also become a member and support our mission.  But
nobody should be able to take free advantage of OWASP to gain a commercial




From: Kuai Hinojosa [mailto:kuai.hinojosa at owasp.org] 
Sent: Wednesday, June 25, 2008 3:47 PM
To: Kate Hartmann
Cc: jeff.williams at owasp.org; OWASP Foundation Board List
Subject: Re: [Owasp-board] Affiliation issue


This is a great suggestion.
What do you think Jeff?

Kate - The affiliation was focused on joining forces with other local groups
such as the local ISACA, ISSA, InfraGard in an effort to organize a great
security conference in the twin-cities. The conference is organized every
year, this is the Secure360 conference. This affiliation's goal is to team
up with all these organizations that are considered influential in the local
community and organize the event.

On Wed, Jun 25, 2008 at 3:19 PM, Kate Hartmann <kate.hartmann at owasp.org>

Could we approach them to sign on as a corporate sponsor?  I'm not really
clear on what "affiliation" means in this case.


Kate Hartmann

OWASP Operations Director

9175 Guilford Road

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Columbia, MD  21046




From: owasp-board-bounces at lists.owasp.org
[mailto:owasp-board-bounces at lists.owasp.org] On Behalf Of Jeff Williams
Sent: Wednesday, June 25, 2008 11:30 AM
To: 'Kuai Hinojosa'
Cc: 'OWASP Foundation Board List'
Subject: Re: [Owasp-board] Affilation issue


Hi Kuai,


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

The OWASP Foundation <http://www.owasp.org/> 

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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,

Kuai Hinojosa
OWASP (MSP) Chapter Leader
OWASP (NYC/NJ) Board member

Kuai Hinojosa
OWASP (MSP) Chapter Leader
OWASP (NYC/NJ) Board member

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