[Owasp-board] OWASP Core Values

Jason Li jason.li at owasp.org
Tue May 31 13:16:19 UTC 2011


Seba,

That's a fair point. I don't know of any other terms that carry all of the
same connotations as "integrity".

Is "internationalization" an acceptable alternative to "global"? I think
that's a step forward even just getting all of our values to be nouns.

-Jason

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
> http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/impartiality/
> 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
>
> --Seba
>
> 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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