[Owasp-board] Fwd: [Owasp-leaders] My views on the OWASP SamanthaGate (10 points and ideas for OWASP)

johanna curiel curiel johanna.curiel at owasp.org
Tue Jun 17 18:58:54 UTC 2014


What are the consequences of violating the code of ethics?


On Tue, Jun 17, 2014 at 2:39 PM, Eoin Keary <eoin.keary at owasp.org> wrote:

> Violation of the code of ethics is a serious matter. If we care at all
> about the code of ethics Id suggest we consider enforcement.
> What's the point of having a code if we don't abide by it.
> Michaels email did not address this issue. Yvan had the courage to speak
> out I believe we need to address his concerns head-on.
> Eoin Keary
> Owasp Global Board
> +353 87 977 2988
> Begin forwarded message:
> *From:* Yvan Boily <yvanboily at gmail.com>
> *Date:* 17 June 2014 16:42:05 IST
> *To:* Dinis Cruz <dinis.cruz at owasp.org>
> *Cc:* "owasp-leaders at lists.owasp.org" <owasp-leaders at lists.owasp.org>
> *Subject:* *Re: [Owasp-leaders] My views on the OWASP SamanthaGate (10
> points and ideas for OWASP)*
> In the last several days, and over the course of the last several months
> Dinis Cruz has posted messages that have taken an internal matter and made
> it a public embarrassment to OWASP.
> Since I know there are people on the sidelines reading I want to be clear:
> * There should be a proper investigation of the claims that Samantha has
> made
> * Regardless of the outcome of that investigation, the community should
> expect those responsible for misconduct or unlawful behaviour to be held
> accountable
> * We, as a community, should expect a strong statement from the board
> supporting inclusiveness and equality, and supporting this should be an
> expectation of everyone who opts to be a leader
> I am requesting that the board consider issuing a warning and/or a
> temporary ban on Dinis Cruz.  I am requesting a warning or temporary ban
> because I believe that Dinis was genuinely trying to help, and he has been
> a long standing member of the community advocating for positive change.
> This request stems from a desire to illustrate that we will hold our
> members accountable for ethical violations and not out of any malice.
> In the last 48 hours Dinis has sent messages which violate the following
> items from the Code of ethics
> *1. Perform all professional activities and duties in accordance with all
> applicable laws and the highest ethical principles; *
> *3. Maintain appropriate confidentiality of proprietary or otherwise
> sensitive information encountered in the course of professional activities;**
> Forwarding confidential information and defamatory messages to mailing list
> comprised of tens of thousands of people is not in accordance with ethical
> principles.
> *6. Refrain from any activities which might constitute a conflict of
> interest or otherwise damage the reputation of employers, the information
> security profession, or the Association;9. Not intentionally injure or
> impugn the professional reputation of practice of colleagues, clients, or
> employers;*
> * The reputations of several board members have been publicly maligned, as
> has Samantha Groves.  Since the messages were sent in the sense of openness
> and in the message this is in response to, he claims to have had the desire
> to allow the opportunity to respond to the claims, that this was done
> intentionally.
> * This incident may have caused irreparable damage to the community.
> *10. Treat everyone with respect and dignity;*
> * airing unproven allegations to the community undermines the dignity of
> long-time contributors
> The OWASP community is huge, and has garnered an impressive amount of
> influence.  If we fail to hold ourselves, the board, the staff, and each
> other accountable, then that influence will be squandered.
> Dinis - please accept my apologies for sending this email, but in my
> opinion it is a necessary action.
> Regards,
> Yvan Boily
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