[Owasp-italy] OWASP Press Release

Matteo Meucci matteo.meucci at gmail.com
Thu May 29 15:35:47 EDT 2008

*** OWASP Press release ***

The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) has awarded 31
grants to promising application security researchers as part of the
OWASP Summer of Code 2008. The results of all these projects will be
free and open source for everyone.

Currently, having the project's selection period closed, we are
pleased to announce that 31 projects have been selected which
represent an investment of 104,000 U.S. dollars. Projects were
selected for innovation in application security and ability to deliver
high quality results before September 15, 2008.

OWASP is an all-volunteer organization, so 100% of OWASP membership
fees are used to sponsor innovative research projects. This is the
third "season of code" sponsored by OWASP. Details of all the projects
are available on the OWASP website:

·         OWASP Summer of Code 2008 $104,000 budget
·         OWASP Spring Of Code 2007 $117,500 budget
·         OWASP Autumn Of Code 2006 $20,000 budget

The OWASP grant program is unique and has produced dozens of useful
tools and books, including:

·         The OWASP Code Review Guide (free book)
·         The OWASP Testing Guide (free 300 page book)
·         The OWASP AntiSamy Rich Content Security library (free library)
·         The OWASP CSRFGuard and CSRFTester tools (free tools)
·         And many many more…

Projects selected for the Summer of Code 2008 include new books and
innovative tools to help developers, architects, and security
specialists ensure that applications are secure.

OWASP invites individuals and companies that benefit from OWASP
projects to join OWASP as a member. In addition to the current
Membership benefits, the new OWASP members will be able to allocate
membership fees to specific projects they are interested in.

SPRING OF CODE 2008 Schedule
*3rd March – Applications accepted
*25th March – Application deadline
*5th May – Selections announced
*29th June – Status report
*15th September - Project completion

Press Contacts
Dinis Cruz - dinis.cruz(at)owasp.org
Paulo Coimbra - paulo.coimbra(at)owasp.org

Main Links
*OWASP Summer of Code 2008:
*OWASP Summer of Code 2008/Project's Selection:
*Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP):
*OWASP Membership: http://www.owasp.org/index.php/Membership

Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP), the free and open
application security community, is dedicated to helping organizations
to develop, purchase, and maintain applications that can be trusted.
Since its creation in 2000, OWASP has grown to over 115 chapters
worldwide, thousands of volunteer contributors, and millions of users.
OWASP's open source projects and local chapters produce free,
unbiased, open-source books, guides, and tools that are used in most
of the Fortune 500 as well as throughout government. The OWASP
community also facilitates conferences, local chapters, papers,
presentations, and mailing lists. The OWASP Foundation is a 501c3
not-for-profit organization that supports the OWASP community. More
information can be found at http://www.owasp.org.
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