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

Tobias tobias.gondrom at owasp.org
Fri Feb 21 23:28:41 UTC 2014

Hi Eoin,
am not quite sure I understand what you are asking?
Do you mean whether a company can dictate or lock out people from
participating in an OWASP project?

On 21/02/14 23:04, Eoin Keary wrote:
> 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
> +353 87 977 2988
> On 19 Feb 2014, at 22:15, Michael Coates <michael.coates at owasp.org
> <mailto: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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