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

Tom Brennan tomb at owasp.org
Fri Jan 24 04:41:23 UTC 2014

The training update is here:
http://owasp.blogspot.com/2014/01/community.html  as well as the
awareness of the other areas to have the discussion face-to-face

On Thu, Jan 23, 2014 at 7:35 PM, Tobias <tobias.gondrom at owasp.org> 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 Please do not publish them to the press before we formally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
> mobile: +852 56002975
> mobile: +44 7521003005
> skype: tgondrom
> twitter: @tgondrom
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