[Owasp-board] OWASP Sponsorship

Jeff Williams jeff.williams at owasp.org
Tue Mar 11 11:36:33 UTC 2008

I would prefer to keep the presentations as free from vendor influence as
possible.  I don't mind letting companies brand other stuff, but the
independence of the talks is critical. Therefore, I don't mind the meals,
bags, etc... but suggest we remove the track sponsorship.


-----Original Message-----
From: owasp-board-bounces at lists.owasp.org
[mailto:owasp-board-bounces at lists.owasp.org] On Behalf Of Dave Wichers
Sent: Monday, March 10, 2008 11:32 PM
To: 'Tom Brennan'; 'Alison McNamee'
Cc: 'OWASP Board'
Subject: Re: [Owasp-board] OWASP Sponsorship


I think this model is a big step forward in the maturity of the OWASP
conferences, in terms of revenue generation for OWASP. I'm a bit concerned
that its overly aggressive in terms of how much vendor exposure this
provides. Seems like it might be too in your face for an OWASP conference.
Or is that simply expected, and doesn't detract from the event?

Board: Any problems with having vendors sponsor each track, and each
meal/snack, and have featured placement on the conference site pages? Is
this over the top at all, or OK with everyone? I have mixed feelings, so I
simply wanted to raise the question. I'm completely OK with vendor sponsor
provided swag, Expo's, etc., its more about some of the benefits we are
providing to the 3 premium sponsors, plus the meal sponsors that concern me
a little.

Attached are the suggested updates from myself and Alison. I accepted some
of the minor editing changes already so as to not distract anyone from the
more substantive suggested changes. Again, these are all suggestions so you
have other ideas, or suggestions, please let me know. I also included
numerous comments either explaining why I'm suggesting something, or if I
have a question about how something suggested her might work.

Tom, please let me know if you have any questions based on these suggested

Thanks, Dave

-----Original Message-----
From: Tom Brennan [mailto:tomb at owasp.org]
Sent: Monday, March 10, 2008 3:00 PM
To: Dave Wichers; Alison McNamee
Cc: OWASP Board
Subject: Fwd: OWASP Sponsorship


As per our meeting this afternoon concerning potential sponsorship
revisions, please find the editable document that is currently also posted
on the website.


Tom Brennan
Board Member
OWASP Foundation
Tel: 973-202-0122
Url: www.owasp.org

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