[Owasp-board] Fwd: Reinstate my OWASP membership

Josh Sokol josh.sokol at owasp.org
Fri Jan 10 03:58:42 UTC 2014


It deeply saddens me that you feel that I've "destroyed your quality of
life" as that was never my intention when I engaged you for discussion.  In
less than a half-dozen emails I've offered you nothing but my sympathies
for your situation, an unbiased ear to hear you out, and my time which is
limited and very precious to me.  Since I sincerely do not want to cause
you any additional harm, I will leave you be.  Please let me know if you
change your mind in this regard.  I truly wish you all the best.

On Jan 9, 2014 6:16 PM, "Christian Heinrich" <christian.heinrich at cmlh.id.au>

> Tobias,
> This wiki page does not outline an objective measure as to what the
> "pending approval by the board" constitutes.
> Furthermore, the wiki page is dated from 14 February 2012 i.e.
> https://www.owasp.org/index.php?title=Membership_Revocation&action=history
> which more than a month after my membership was revoked and therefore
> much like law it can't be applied retrospectively.
> However, if the OWASP Board would like to continue with this action
> then I would like to highlight the "No Retaliation" section of
> https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Governance/Whistleblower_Policy and
> therefore declare my termination invalid and unjust since having my
> "membership [be] taken into consideration by the BoD under Article
> 4.0.3 of the OWASP Bylaws." as quoted from
> http://lists.owasp.org/pipermail/owasp-leaders/2012-January/006624.html
> which is simply retaliation undertaken by Chris Schmidt.
> I do not want an inquiry or any additional action undertaken which the
> OWASP Board considers helpful but ultimately destroys my quality of
> life.  Both you and Josh have already inflicted the later.
> On Fri, Jan 10, 2014 at 10:21 AM, Tobias <tobias.gondrom at owasp.org> wrote:
> > Christian,
> >
> > I like to invite you to read the published policy for this case:
> > https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Membership_Revocation
> > "A revoked member will not be allowed to reapply for membership for a
> > period not less than 24 months. The revoked member has the option to
> > then reapply for membership with reinstatement pending approval by the
> > board."
> >
> > To my understanding, we have received your request for reinstatement and
> > the board will vote on your reinstatement as outlined in our policies in
> > due course.
> >
> > For this vote, the new board members need to form an opinion. And for
> > this, we need to evaluate any points of concern. If you request
> > reinstatement, we will go through this process to the best of our
> > abilities and with due care.
> --
> Regards,
> Christian Heinrich
> http://cmlh.id.au/contact
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