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

Tobias tobias.gondrom at owasp.org
Fri Jan 24 01:13:23 UTC 2014

Ps.: small comment:
some of the leaders may not have an owasp email address at this moment.
If that is the case, you can request access to the text document in
Google, please state your chapter or leadership role and that you won't
hand the doc to the press prematurely. And I could then release the text
to your email gmail account.

Unfortunately Google does not give me the option to open the survey to
specific individuals without owasp emails, but you can send your choice
"Yes" / "No" to the mailing-list directly as well and I will count votes
that go on the list as well.

All the best, Tobias

On 24/01/14 00:35, Tobias wrote:
> 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%"
> (https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Polls)
> 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.
> FYI:
> - 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:
> https://docs.google.com/a/owasp.org/document/d/1wy7EsxQu03eRMAjWW7pXXr9GKpW_O-eJuOlQKbsnMbE/edit?usp=sharing
> 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: **
> ***https://docs.google.com/a/owasp.org/forms/d/18kngpGOR4-ySYCZ-74zAgjyE2elpPp2Gg780mtbZDu0/viewform
> 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,
> Tobias
> 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
> twitter: @tgondrom

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