[Owasp-board] Vote Request - OWASP Participation at RSA

Eoin Keary eoin.keary at owasp.org
Tue Jan 7 00:23:36 UTC 2014


What are the termination conditions of the contract? You are voting to terminate anyways, no?

Yes, that's correct the 150 email thread was started by myself, it's what I was voted in to do; question, listen an help protect and grow the foundation.


Eoin Keary
Owasp Global Board
+353 87 977 2988


On 7 Jan 2014, at 00:13, Michael Coates <michael.coates at owasp.org> wrote:

> Eoin,
> 
> "Why are we obsessed with RSA when we have an alternate venue?"
> Two reasons:
> 1. We're dropping out of a contract
> 2. It's an important issue with 150 emails in the thread from our community(as you know). 
> 
> We have to be thoughtful and handle through appropriate voting channels.
> 
> Also, I captured my thoughts* in the thread to the leaders list, but I disagree with an approach where we evaluate our perception of accusations and ethics for events we wish to speak at. By that measure we would need to fully evaluate the ethics of bsides or blackhat before deciding to speak at their events. Ethics and judgement aren't our mission. 
> 
> *http://lists.owasp.org/pipermail/owasp-leaders/2014-January/010647.html
> 
> 
> 
> --
> Michael Coates
> 
> 
> 
> 
> On Mon, Jan 6, 2014 at 4:02 PM, Eoin Keary <eoin.keary at owasp.org> wrote:
>> I disagree. Why are we obsessed with RSA when we have an alternate venue? Why take the risk of damaging the foundation? Bsides has an identical offering and no bad vibes.
>> 
>> 
>> Eoin Keary
>> Owasp Global Board
>> +353 87 977 2988
>> 
>> 
>> On 6 Jan 2014, at 23:44, Josh Sokol <josh.sokol at owasp.org> wrote:
>> 
>>> I'm in full agreement as Michael stated.  We should cancel the marketing agreement and offer to continue the training without it.
>>> 
>>> ~josh
>>> 
>>> On Jan 6, 2014 4:31 PM, "Michael Coates" <michael.coates at owasp.org> wrote:
>>>> Board,
>>>> 
>>>> I'd like to request a vote on OWASP's participation at RSA. I've captured my position on the public OWASP thread. http://lists.owasp.org/pipermail/owasp-leaders/2014-January/010647.html
>>>> 
>>>> Please provide any discussion to the vote or cast your vote. Note that this is a time sensitive issue.
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> My vote request is as follows:
>>>> 
>>>> OWASP will terminate the co-marketing agreement with RSA for RSA 2014. 
>>>> This may place our training at risk, but if permitted we will still provide the free training at RSA and the OWASP speaking slot.
>>>> 
>>>> Board Votes:
>>>> Michael 
>>>> Tom
>>>> Tobias
>>>> Fabio
>>>> Josh
>>>> Jim
>>>> Eoin
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> Note: Unrelated to the vote - we can still provide free training at BSides too.
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> --
>>>> Michael Coates
>>>> Chair of OWASP Board
>>>> @_mwc
> 
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