[Owasp-board] Fwd: [GPC] OWASP "Google Hacking" Project - Status - June 2010

Brennan - OWASP tomb at owasp.org
Mon Jun 28 12:24:39 UTC 2010


Update

Tom Brennan
973-506-9303


Begin forwarded message:

> From: Christian Heinrich <christian.heinrich at owasp.org>
> Date: June 28, 2010 3:00:55 AM EDT
> To: Brennan - OWASP <tomb at owasp.org>
> Cc: Paulo Coimbra <paulo.coimbra at owasp.org>
> Subject: Re: [GPC] OWASP "Google Hacking" Project - Status - June 2010
> 

> Tom,
> 
> This OWASP Project has advanced the state of the art from the GHDB by
> removing the hype of "Google Hacking" and therefore the community can
> now make an informed decision.
> 
> I haven't presented this OWASP Project since July 2009 and have
> actively discouraged further presentations since due to
> http://googlecode.blogspot.com/2009/08/well-earned-retirement-for-soap-search.html
> 
> I had discussed that
> http://googlecode.blogspot.com/2009/08/well-earned-retirement-for-soap-search.html
> would impact this OWASP Project during the GPC Meeting at OWASP EU
> 2009.
> 
> Everyone who has wanted to contribute to this project has been allowed
> too (i.e. most recently
> https://lists.owasp.org/pipermail/owasp-google-hacking/2010-June/000007.html).
> 
> While from my perspective this is a direct conflict with acting in a
> responsible manner (based on the second complaint from Google), the
> source code is available (again) from
> https://code.google.com/p/dic/source/browse/trunk/dic.pl
> 
> On Sun, Jun 27, 2010 at 12:09 AM, Brennan - OWASP <tomb at owasp.org> wrote:
>> 
>> Guys it is very simple.
>> 
>> 1) this project add zero value to OWASP Foundation effort "Our mission is to make application security visible, so that people and organizations can make informed decisions about true application security risks"
>> 
>> 2) If the project is not "OPEN" and there is no source code for it, we should move to delete the project. hence #1
>> 
>> 3) continuing to present a project around that is not open is not of benefit for OWASP Foundation Inc.
>> 
>> 4) the project page is NOT update, there is no collaborative effort here
>> 
>> 5) here is the video of the preso:  http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=5419982525671711780&hl=en
>> 
>> 6) the project page has no other persons involved in the effort:
>> 
>> http://www.owasp.org/index.php/Category:OWASP_Google_Hacking_Project
>> 
>> 
>> Christian, why should this project continue under the OWASP Flag?  Why should Paulo note remove it on or before the end of this month?
>> 
>> I am still in Sweden and would love to talk to you personally about this you can reach me at 973-506-9303 anytime
> 
> -- 
> Regards,
> Christian Heinrich - http://www.owasp.org/index.php/user:cmlh
> OWASP "Google Hacking" Project Lead - http://sn.im/owasp_google_hacking
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