[Owasp-board] OWASP statement on security: your opinion? - until Monday 14:00 CST

Tobias tobias.gondrom at owasp.org
Fri Jan 24 00:35:33 UTC 2014

Hello dear fellow OWASP leaders and members,

one of the results of last weeks survey was that there was a very strong
majority of over 90% in favour of that OWASP shall release a statement
on security.
"Should OWASP make a public statement to the effect that
subverting/weakening crypto is a bad idea: Yes 93%"

The board members agree with this and prepared the following statement.
But before we release it, we want to involve the community and listen to
your opinions.
Please do not hand this text to the press, yet. It is first only for
your internal approval feedback as OWASP leaders, contributors and
members, before we release it.

- All board members reviewed the text and think it is ok.
- Several thorough external spelling and grammar reviews have been
conducted and we feel comfortable with the language and the text has
been reviewed by our external PR expert.
(Note: The board has not cast a formal vote on this statement. We like
to listen to the community before we release it.)

The text of the statement is here:

We put our best efforts into writing this text and that it shall reflect
the best common consensus for our global community. *Please submit your
opinion **here: **
either on "Yes, we shall release it" or "No, we shall not release it".

We will close the survey on Monday Jan-27, 14:00 EST and plan on
releasing the statement shortly after, pending your feedback.

The statement text and the survey are open to all OWASP members with
owasp email addresses. Please do not publish them to the press before we
formally release them.

If you have individual feedback or find a last spelling error, please
send it directly to me or to the board list.

Thank you so much for your feedback and your great continuous efforts
and energy for our community,


Ps.: And as you could see from a Sarah's last email on the leaders list,
OWASP will also make an announcement that we will host a free public
training open to everybody during the week of Feb-24 (the week of the
RSA conference) in San Francisco (followed by a social event). This
training will be free and open to everyone (not limited to only paying
attendees of the RSA conference).

Tobias Gondrom
OWASP Global Board Member
email: tobias.gondrom at owasp.org <mailto:tobias.gondrom at owasp.org>
mobile: +852 56002975
mobile: +44 7521003005
skype: tgondrom
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