[Owasp-leaders] OWASP Bylaws

Jim Manico jim.manico at owasp.org
Thu Sep 17 16:18:55 EDT 2009

The primary rules around non-profit broadcasting and marketing  
prohibit any kind of "call to action" to encourage folks to purchase  
commercial products. Discussing the price of commercial products is  
also taboo in non-profit broadcasting like public radio.

I think these are solid guidelines as we inevitably discuss commercial  
tools more within OWASP.

I do a call in public radio computer show on Kauai and (1) always  
soften mentioning a commercial product by discussing the free  
alternatives and (2) always say "I use or have used" instead of "you  
should use..." and (3) keep out of conversations where there is a  
glaring conflict of interest.

Number (3) is a key guideline that may serve OWASP policy in the future.


On Sep 17, 2009, at 8:39 AM, Tom Brennan - OWASP <tomb at owasp.org> wrote:

> Guys wanted to point to the OWASP Foundation Inc., 501(3)c non- 
> profit bylaws that are currently under review for some adjustments  
> including the addition of the 6th seat on the OWASP Board.
> Candidates should review this information start putting together the  
> answer to the question "why should owasp members vote for you"
> About Us
> http://www.owasp.org/index.php/About_The_Open_Web_Application_Security_Project
> <By-Laws> = Governance
> http://www.owasp.org/images/0/0d/OWASP_ByLaws.pdf
> Stay-tuned..
> -- 
> Tom Brennan
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