[Owasp-board] RSA

Jim Manico jim.manico at owasp.org
Sun May 31 17:43:51 UTC 2015

Part of our mission is not to endorse commercial endeavors. I feel that must be a part of the conversation with RSA or any OWASP partnership.

Thanks all,
Jim Manico
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> On May 31, 2015, at 10:20 AM, Tobias <tobias.gondrom at owasp.org> wrote:
> Hi Matt, 
> thanks for bringing this on the board list. 
> I agree with Matt in that I see no problem at this point to have a conversation with RSA on potential cooperation. To my knowledge we have in the past not spend a lot of money on that, and I see no reason to change that. 
> I also agree that we should prioritise our activities to maximise our outreach and strategic goals. 
> Therefore, I would like to encourage reopening communication with RSA to explore opportunities that are of interest for OWASP to spread our mission. 
> I suggest that we put this item for discussion and conclusion at our next board meeting on June-14. 
> https://owasp.org/index.php/June_14,_2015
> Best regards, Tobias
>> On 28/05/15 16:00, Matt Konda wrote:
>> Hi.
>> Building on an interesting question Fabio raised around talking with the RSA conference organizing committee to explore potential collaboration, here are my thoughts: 
>> I have no problem with having a conversation.
>> I don't see RSA as strategically aligned with our objectives so I wouldn't necessarily be inclined to invest a lot of money or time.
>> I would tend to favor targeting active efforts and investments toward developer conferences and cross pollination.
>> Of course, RSA is a huge, vendor friendly conference so to the extent that we can achieve mutually beneficial results that advance our objectives (raise membership, increase involvement, etc.) without a very significant investment I would be open to it.
>> I just think we have to weigh the pros / cons of the setup and make sure we don't lose sight of our key goals.
>> I hope this makes sense.
>> Matt
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