[Owasp-board] Brand Usage Guidelines

Noreen Whysel noreen.whysel at owasp.org
Thu Mar 24 13:40:32 UTC 2016


We received critical comment from Dirk Wetter, suggesting that allowing members (individual, corporate and sponsors) to display our logo somehow constitutes a "sale" of the logo and should not be permitted. He used as an example a local sponsor of OWASP Germany that included an OWASP logo on their training flyer. The logo included text indicating the are a supporter of OWASP which in my mind makes a clear indication that they support us, not that we endorse the training. However, Dirk feels that our endorsement is implicit in any display of our logo. He goes as far as saying our logo should not be used on partner events and events we are cohosting either, which to me goes too far. 

We need a balance between getting our image and links to our resources out their and protecting it. We could include a rule that says under no circumstances may the OWASP logo be used in advertising, unless it is for a cohosted event or partnership where a signed agreement exists.

Love to hear your thoughts.

Noreen Whysel
Community Manager
OWASP Foundation

> On Mar 23, 2016, at 4:57 PM, Paul Ritchie <paul.ritchie at owasp.org> wrote:
> Hi josh.  The short answer is we have made 2 update to the wiki guideline language, and Norden has a third update change pending.
> The red line of that recommended update is on the branding page 'discussion page'.
> @Noreen,  please take lead to expand on this short answer, AND take proactive steps to get community feedback then approval of this next set of changes.
> Thanks Paul
>> On Mar 23, 2016 9:04 AM, "Josh Sokol" <josh.sokol at owasp.org> wrote:
>> Paul,
>> It seems that the question of OWASP branding has come up yet again.  I know that we set you and Noreen off to redefine our guidelines, possibly with the help of the Mozilla lawyers, but I haven't heard anything for several months on that.  Would you mind giving us an update of your progress thus far?  Thank you!
>> ~josh
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