[Owasp-board] Invocation of Section 4.07 of the OWASP Foundation Bylaws

Josh Sokol josh.sokol at owasp.org
Fri Sep 4 01:37:29 UTC 2015


OWASP Board,

As per Section 4.07 of the OWASP Foundation Bylaws, "Participation in OWASP
activities (conferences, meetings, mailing lists, projects, etc) does not
require membership, but is subject to adherence to the OWASP Code of Ethics
and OWASP leaders may revoke the privilege of participation to those who
choose not to abide."  I would like to cite the following examples of OWASP
participant Christian Heinrich not adhering to the OWASP Code of Ethics as
stated at
https://www.owasp.org/index.php/About_The_Open_Web_Application_Security_Project#Code_of_Ethics
:

http://lists.owasp.org/pipermail/governance/2015-September/000733.html

   - Two instances of violation of "Not intentionally injure or impugn the
   professional reputation of practice of colleagues, clients, or employers"
      - "Jim manipulated you and the review process to achieve his desired
      outcome against Jeff Williams and Aspect Security"
      - "This reminded me of when Sarah Baso attempting to make a clean
      exit."
   - Two instances of failure to "Treat everyone with respect and dignity"
      - "Jim manipulated you and the review process to achieve his desired
      outcome against Jeff Williams and Aspect Security"
      - "This reminded me of when Sarah Baso attempting to make a clean
      exit."

http://lists.owasp.org/pipermail/governance/2015-September/000737.html

   - One instance of violation of "Not intentionally injure or impugn the
   professional reputation of practice of colleagues, clients, or employers"
      -

      "you ulterior motive was to take over nmap with the poor project
management practices of
      your new foundation"

      - One instance of failure to "Treat everyone with respect and dignity"
      -

      "you ulterior motive was to take over nmap with the poor project
management practices of
      your new foundation"


http://lists.owasp.org/pipermail/governance/2015-September/000742.html

   - One instance of violation of "Not intentionally injure or impugn the
   professional reputation of practice of colleagues, clients, or employers"
      -

      "Simon's show of support is to ensure you don't damage his Flagship
      project again with a "demotion" without any support evidence."

      - One instance of failure to "Treat everyone with respect and dignity"
      -

      "Simon's show of support is to ensure you don't damage his Flagship
      project again with a "demotion" without any support evidence."


http://lists.owasp.org/pipermail/governance/2015-September/000744.html

   - One instance of violation of "Not intentionally injure or impugn the
   professional reputation of practice of colleagues, clients, or employers"
      - "Since you just accepted a grant (for research you didn't
      contribute)"
   - One instance of failure to "Treat everyone with respect and dignity"
      - "Since you just accepted a grant (for research you didn't
      contribute)"

http://lists.owasp.org/pipermail/governance/2015-September/000729.html

   - Two instances of violation of "Not intentionally injure or impugn the
   professional reputation of practice of colleagues, clients, or employers"
      - "Jim supported the complaint against the OWASP Top Ten 2013 release
      but then "manipulated"
      https://www.owasp.org/index.php?title=Issues_Concerning_The_OWASP_Top_Ten_2013&diff=0&oldid=153296
      "
      - "his continued attacks against their flagship projects which have
      resulted in a significant loss of their reputation"
   - Two instances of failure to "Treat everyone with respect and dignity"
      - "Jim supported the complaint against the OWASP Top Ten 2013 release
      but then "manipulated"
      https://www.owasp.org/index.php?title=Issues_Concerning_The_OWASP_Top_Ten_2013&diff=0&oldid=153296
      "
      - "his continued attacks against their flagship projects which have
      resulted in a significant loss of their reputation"

That is a total of 14 violations of the OWASP Code of Ethics in 5 e-mails
to the OWASP Governance mailing list.  Per Section 4.07 of the OWASP
Bylaws, and as an OWASP leader in good standing with the OWASP Foundation,
I am hereby revoking the privilege of Christian Heinrich's participation in
the OWASP Governance mailing list and I request that the list owner, or a
member of the OWASP Foundation staff, terminate his ability to post to the
list as soon as possible.

As per Section 4.07 of the OWASP Bylaws, once Christian Heinrich no longer
has access to post to the mailing list, I will notify him of the revocation
in writing, with the OWASP Board of Directors CC'd for inclusion in the
Foundation records.  At that point in time, if Christian believes that the
revocation is unjustified, he will have the option to appeal the decision
by notifying the OWASP Board of Directors in writing within 14 days of the
original notification.

Sincerely,

Josh Sokol
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