[Owasp-board] Promotion of OWASP by Non-"non-profits"

Eoin Keary eoin.keary at owasp.org
Fri Feb 21 23:04:06 UTC 2014


Should a private entity whom promotes an owasp project be obliged to let team members who are not part of the private entity be part of the team?

Or is it open project, closed team like the top 10??

Eoin Keary
Owasp Global Board
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On 19 Feb 2014, at 22:15, Michael Coates <michael.coates at owasp.org> wrote:

> Board,
> 
> I'd like to understand everyone's thoughts on promotion of OWASP from other entities - specifically those that are either corporations, private entities and generally companies with different motives then us and a non-profit.
> 
> More specifically, what expectations to do you feel should be placed on a company that wants to promote an owasp project or contribute time and resources to the betterment of owasp that of course also benefit themselves too (e.g. being a good person has tangential benefits for the person and those associated with the person)?
> 
> A few questions for consideration
> 1. Does an owasp project or initiative need to live only on the owasp wiki? 
> 2. Can a company push forward with an owasp project and promote that project on their website too?
> 3. Do questions 1 and 2 matter provided the company/person acts per our brand usage guidelines here? https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Category:OWASP_Project#tab=Brand_Resources
> 
> I certainly have my opinions but want to open up the discussion.
> 
> I ask these larger questions because the overall issue is more important. However, we can also later dive into this idea with a concrete example. We have a great scenario where someone is funded by a company to do things that benefit OWASP - the podcast series. If we have concerns about any aspect of that situation, I'd like to understand them in the overall context of how we encourage company participation. 
> 
> Also, if our expectations don't match our stated guidance we need to quickly update our guidance. It's hard for us to expect people to follow rules if we don't publish them :)
> 
> 
> Thanks!
> 
> 
> --
> Michael Coates
> @_mwc
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