[Owasp-board] On vendor neutrality and projects....

Jim Manico jim.manico at owasp.org
Sun Sep 28 17:27:20 UTC 2014


> Why would we be against anyone promoting a free and open project?

Fair question, when someone ties promoting a FOSS project with promoting
their commercial services, they would be in violation of our brand usage
guides.

As board members, the board rules also state that we should avoid even the
•appearance• of commercial promotion, so we have a mandate to be even more
"pure" in our endorsement of OWASP projects.

I can give you exact citations from our current board and project rules if
you like.

Aloha,
--
Jim Manico
@Manicode
(808) 652-3805

On Sep 28, 2014, at 9:58 AM, Michael Coates <michael.coates at owasp.org>
wrote:

Why would we be against anyone promoting a free and open project? Eg
company x says Owasp project y is a good thing and devs should use it.
Perhaps I'm not fully understanding what you mean.

On Sep 28, 2014, at 8:53 AM, Eoin Keary <eoin.keary at owasp.org> wrote:

I'm against promoting owasp projects using respective orgs we work for
unless they sponsored the project.

Our global owasp training events have no BCC or  manicode branding and we
give  out our owasp credentials.

Adding links or associations to projects without real associations
(sponsorship) is a bad thing.

I certainly don't think any board member should leverage such associations
unless official and mandated.





Eoin Keary
Owasp Global Board
+353 87 977 2988


On 28 Sep 2014, at 16:42, Jim Manico <jim.manico at owasp.org> wrote:

Eoin, thats the same answer I gave, excellent and thanks.

Aloha,
--
Jim Manico
@Manicode
(808) 652-3805

On Sep 28, 2014, at 6:15 AM, Eoin Keary <eoin.keary at owasp.org> wrote:

*> **If someone at an OWASP event asks for my card, is it permitted to have
my company info on the card?*

- depends on the reasons they are asking? Owasp related or commercial?

Eoin Keary
Owasp Global Board

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