[OWASP-GUIDE] Guide 2.0 - no more content, and list administrivia

Andrew van der Stock vanderaj at greebo.net
Sun Jul 24 03:47:25 EDT 2005

Hi there,

I'm not doing it to annoy anyone but to precipitate action; it has  
been frustrating to ask for help, and get few responses or help.  
Thank you to those who did jump in and help, btw, I don't think I've  
said that enough yet! :)

I knew that when I took on the Blackhat date as our deadline that it  
would be tight and that I would be acting essentially alone. In fact,  
I felt that the contingency was that I would be the only author  
working on it. If I didn't think I could do it alone, I wouldn't have  
signed us up for the deadline. So please don't get me wrong or think  
that I'm criticizing all 131 of you.

I'm not preventing anyone from re-subscribing, so if you feel that  
you could help with edits, a revision or two, sage advice, or even a  
new chapter, please re-subscribe after August 1. If any of the OWASP  
Guide members are just after early access, SourceForge has a file and  
CVS tracker which can notify you when things change.

Again, a huge thanks to those who have helped write, review, edit or  
contributed to the discussion on this list so far. The Guide would  
not be where it is today without your help.

In Guide news, most chapters are now complete. I've found a way to  
make the URLs linked again! I'm currently doing the final text on  
Session Management chapter. Once that's done, I'll release a release  
candidate to here in Word format only. I will continue editing until  
tomorrow night (about 24 hours from now), so please *start* at the  
back - those chapters are the newest and the least reviewed.


On 24/07/2005, at 2:33 AM, Norbert Mocsnik wrote:

> I agree with Dan. People usually hang around on lists for a while
> before they actually start to contribute. This is how online
> communities work--first you have to get to know the community,
> then you can participate in the correct way. I do also like to
> keep my mouth shut in the first weeks.
> I am also on this list for some time and plan to contribute when
> I finally get the chance. "When" depends on a number of things.
> On the other hand, I can imagine that there are a lot of people
> who subscribed many months ago and are doing nothing; so unsubscribing
> everybody one time might be reasonable. People willing to participate
> will probably subscribe again.

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