[Owasp-leaders] Blogs under owasp.org?

Thanh Nguyen thanh.nguyenq at gmail.com
Mon Oct 25 15:14:35 EDT 2010


How about the idea to use Planet (http://www.planetplanet.org/) to create
Planet OWASP?

cheers,

Thanh

On Tue, Oct 26, 2010 at 2:55 AM, John Wilander <john.wilander at owasp.org>wrote:

> 2010/10/25 Jim Manico <jim.manico at owasp.org>
>
> Perhaps everyone can post to their own OWASP and personal blogs, but we
>> could repost to owasp.blogspot.com - the "official OWASP Blog (for now)"
>> -
>> if individual authors would like it to be reposted at owasp.blogspot.com?
>
>
> I've been blogging personally and successfully for two years+ while the
> company I work for tried this kind of "collaborative blog". The co-blog
> didn't work out well for us. Why? Because you need commitment to get blog
> posts and bloggers get committed by the possibility of building personal
> trademarks. Collaborative blogs tend to be anonymous and nobody really feels
> bad if nothing is posted for a month. If you have your own blog *you* are
> responsible and you build *your* brand. That drives.
>
> Maybe owasp.blogspot.com is big enough to attract blog posts of the type
> "Hey, look, I posted on the official OWASP blog" but I doubt it. For
> postings on OWASP specific issues it'll work. But if I spend a weekend
> writing about securing REST services, drawing figures and adding code
> examples ... well, then I want my name on that. Explicitly. Also, I want to
> time it's publication, I want to spread the link myself to get more
> followers on Twitter, and I want to decide when my work-intensive REST
> posting gets pushed down by "random cool link".
>
> So what's in it for OWASP if we consider personal blogs? Well, to start
> with we offer our hard working leaders something nice. Second, we get
> co-branding with good bloggers. Third, the OWASP brand will be in all those
> (unshortened) links floating around on Twitter and in emails.
>
>    Regards, John
>
> --
> John Wilander
> Chapter co-leader OWASP Sweden, http://owaspsweden.blogspot.com
>
> Conference chair OWASP AppSec Research 2010, http://owasp.se
>
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