[Owasp-guide] References in the DevGuide

Andrew van der Stock vanderaj at owasp.org
Thu Jul 3 03:55:01 UTC 2014

Hi folks,

When writing new chapters, I don't mind references to Wikipedia, but please
reference primary sources (such as academic papers, blogs, etc, and links
to OWASP first, and Wikipedia last. The OWASP Wiki should be the canonical
web application security body of knowledge. Wikipedia is a good general
source of information, but is not a primary source.

For more information about citing Wikipedia, please review this blog post
from Thesis Whisperer (which is an excellent research blog for those who
are doing their masters or PhD dissertations).


If there's a gap at OWASP, let's talk about the gap as we need the owasp.org
wiki to be complete.

Again, I don't mind linking to Wikipedia with care, but I want us to be a
primary source and to reference other primary sources before referencing a
general purpose reference.

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