[Owasp-board] Vendor Neutrality

Dave Wichers dave.wichers at owasp.org
Wed Feb 13 23:14:09 UTC 2013

This is an OWASP Chapter Training event with a  similar revenue split as the
OWASP Conferences.

While I think it could have been made more clear that this is an OWASP
Training event, and not just a Trustwave vendor training pitch in the email,
I wouldn't call this a major foul.

For example, it would have been better (in my opinion) if it said something

"As a special introduction to the SpiderLabs instructor led course being
offered as part of the 1st ever OWASP NYC Chapter Training Event, I would
like to extend to you ..."

If this was just Trustwave trying to promote their own training event that
had nothing to do with OWASP, then yes, this would cross the line in my
opinion. (But its not).


-----Original Message-----
From: owasp-board-bounces at lists.owasp.org
[mailto:owasp-board-bounces at lists.owasp.org] On Behalf Of Jim Manico
Sent: Wednesday, February 13, 2013 5:48 PM
To: OWASP Foundation Board List
Subject: [Owasp-board] Vendor Neutrality

A few folks sent this text my way today. This went out to the NYC chapter
list yesterday. What do you think, Board, is this respecting vendor


From: Tom Brennan <tomb at owasp.org>
Date: Tuesday, February 12, 2013 6:56 PM
To: "OWASPNYCMETRO-announce at meetup.com" <OWASPNYCMETRO-announce at meetup.com>
Subject: [OWASPNYCMETRO] NYC March 13th Training


Details: https://www.owasp.org/index.php/NYC

As a special introduction to the SpiderLabs instructor led course I would
like to extend to you a $500 discount code "TRUSTWAVE_500OFF" to be used
during check-out.

Hack Your Own Code: Advanced Training for Developers (2 Day Training Course)
This class provides security developers an exciting chance to hone their
programming skills while also learning to exploit common web

 For more information on the (3) training classes available visit:


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