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

Josh Sokol josh.sokol at owasp.org
Fri Sep 4 01:42:14 UTC 2015


FYI, Tobias Gondrom and Kate Hartmann are currently listed as the
Governance mailing list admins.

~josh

On Thu, Sep 3, 2015 at 8:37 PM, Josh Sokol <josh.sokol at owasp.org> wrote:

> 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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