[Owasp-board] OWASP Core Values
seba at owasp.org
Sun Jun 5 10:42:31 UTC 2011
On Tue, May 31, 2011 at 3:16 PM, Jason Li <jason.li at owasp.org> wrote:
> That's a fair point. I don't know of any other terms that carry all of the
> same connotations as "integrity".
me neither, as non-native English speaker that is even more difficult for me.
> Is "internationalization" an acceptable alternative to "global"? I think
> that's a step forward even just getting all of our values to be nouns.
For me this is ok
> On Tue, May 31, 2011 at 5:08 AM, Seba <seba at owasp.org> wrote:
>> Hi Jason,
>> I can follow you on
>> * Openness (adjective form open)
>> * Internationalization (adjective form international)
>> * Innovation (adjective form innovative)
>> But I don't get how Impartiality covers the Integrity value?
>> I try to understand what you mean, also looking at
>> It seems to me that various meanings can be given to this value.
>> It can even have some 'loaded' connotations, I don't want OWASP to
>> become the 'Switzerland' of software security
>> On Tue, May 31, 2011 at 5:05 AM, Jason Li <jason.li at owasp.org> wrote:
>> > Board/Chairs,
>> > I'd like to propose a re-draft of the OWASP Core Values (currently:
>> > open,
>> > innovation, global, integrity).
>> > I don't disagree with any of concepts - just the specific words chosen.
>> > I was drafting the OWASP Projects Handbook and trying to show how
>> > projects
>> > support the core values. And it's actually really quite difficult... not
>> > because of the concepts, but because of the grammar.
>> > The four values are currently a mix of adjectives (open, global) and
>> > nouns
>> > (innovation, integrity). Worse, they're incompatible pairs! You can't
>> > turn
>> > all the adjectives into nouns (what's the noun form of global?), or all
>> > the
>> > nouns into adjectives (what's the adjective form of integrity?). So it's
>> > impossible to speak about the four values in a grammatically consistent
>> > way!
>> > I'd like to suggest instead:
>> > * Openness (adjective form open)
>> > * Impartiality (adjective form impartial)
>> > * Internationalization (adjective form international)
>> > * Innovation (adjective form innovative)
>> > Ideally, we could come up with synonyms for these terms that start with
>> > the
>> > letter 'O' so we can be O-centric.
>> > But I'll settle for terms from which I can construct sentences with
>> > correct
>> > parallel structure :)
>> > -Jason
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