[Owasp-leaders] Fwd: OWASP South Africa chapter restart (was: Re: OWASP SA Chapter restart meeting minutes)

Eoin eoin.keary at owasp.org
Mon Sep 6 05:10:35 EDT 2010


Hello Paul,
Great to hear it?

Currently there is no ZA chapter, is this correct?

I am cc'ing Daniel Cuthbert who is a long-time OWASP member who can clarify
this also.

-ek


On 6 September 2010 10:05, Paul van Woudenberg <pvanwoud at gmail.com> wrote:

> Dear OWASP leaders,
>
> I need some help getting the South African chapter restarted - see the
> email correspondence below.
>
> We're keen to start holding chapter meetings, but do not want to advertise
> until our request to restart the chapter has been approved. I have not
> received any response from Kate Hartmann, despite a number of attempts.
> Should I contact someone else?
>
> Regards
> Paul
> --
> Paul van Woudenberg
> ThinkSmart
> information systems and security
> www.thinksmart.co.za
> t: +27 21 4097844  m: +27 82 5656256  s: callto:pvanwoud
>
> Begin forwarded message:
>
> > From: Paul van Woudenberg <paul at thinksmart.co.za>
> > Date: 29 July 2010 10:51:31 GMT+02:00
> > To: kate.hartmann at owasp.org
> > Subject: Fwd: OWASP South Africa chapter restart (was: Re: OWASP SA
> Chapter restart meeting minutes)
> >
> > Hi Kate,
> >
> > Please respond when you have a moment.
> >
> > Thanks!
> > Paul
> > --
> > Paul van Woudenberg
> > ThinkSmart
> > information systems and security
> > www.thinksmart.co.za
> > t: +27 21 4097844  m: +27 82 5656256  s: callto:pvanwoud
> >
> > Begin forwarded message:
> >
> >> From: Paul van Woudenberg <paul at thinksmart.co.za>
> >> Date: 5 July 2010 22:24:29 GMT+02:00
> >> To: kate.hartmann at owasp.org
> >> Cc: Theo van Niekerk <theo at thinksmart.co.za>
> >> Subject: Re: OWASP South Africa chapter restart (was: Re: OWASP SA
> Chapter restart meeting minutes)
> >> x-mailer: Apple Mail (2.1081)
> >>
> >> Hi Kate,
> >>
> >> We're keen to get going - any chance you can have a look at this soon?
> >>
> >> Thanks
> >> Paul
> >> --
> >> Paul van Woudenberg
> >> ThinkSmart
> >> information systems and security
> >> www.thinksmart.co.za
> >> t: +27 21 4097844  m: +27 82 5656256  s: callto:pvanwoud
> >>
> >> On 11 Jun 2010, at 12:48, Paul van Woudenberg wrote:
> >>
> >>> Dear Kate,
> >>>
> >>> Could you get back to me re the non-profit status proof please - I'd
> like to secure the owasp.org.za domain.
> >>>
> >>> Thanks
> >>> Paul
> >>> --
> >>> Paul van Woudenberg
> >>> ThinkSmart
> >>> information systems and security
> >>> www.thinksmart.co.za
> >>> t: +27 21 4097844  m: +27 82 5656256  s: callto:pvanwoud
> >>>
> >>> Begin forwarded message:
> >>>
> >>>> From: Paul van Woudenberg <paul at thinksmart.co.za>
> >>>> Date: 3 June 2010 10:32:42 PM SAST
> >>>> To: kate.hartmann at owasp.org
> >>>> Cc: bell at ctrlf5.co.za, Stephan Buys <owasp at stephanbuys.com>, Charl
> van der Walt <charl at sensepost.com>, Barry Irwin <bvi at moria.org>,
> gjordaan at iqgroup.net, cmeyer at iqgroup.net, Haroon Meer <haroon at thinkst.com>,
> rogan at dawes.za.net, kwessinger at iqgroup.net, Theo van Niekerk <
> theo at thinksmart.co.za>, "Lindsay: BB South Africa Van Eden" <
> lindsay.vaneden at barclays.com>
> >>>> Subject: OWASP South Africa chapter restart (was: Re: OWASP SA Chapter
> restart meeting minutes)
> >>>>
> >>>> Dear Kate,
> >>>>
> >>>> We'd like to restart the South African chapter. Please refer (below)
> to the minutes of the restart meeting we held on the 11th of May. I trust
> our dual-city arrangement is acceptable given our low app sec population. As
> mentioned, the chapter leaders will be:
> >>>> Cape Town:
> >>>> - Paul van Woudenberg (me)
> >>>> - Theo van Niekerk
> >>>> Johannesburg:
> >>>> - Stephan Buys
> >>>> - Alastair Turner
> >>>>
> >>>> I have received the login details for the mailing list from Lindsay
> (previous leader) and will admin it from now on.
> >>>>
> >>>> I'd like to edit the content of the SA Chapter page
> http://www.owasp.org/index.php/South_Africa - please let me know how I do
> this.
> >>>>
> >>>> I have registered owasp.org.za and will point it to the OWASP SA
> Chapter page above. If I can show that OWASP is a non-profit org, I will not
> be charged domain registration fees - could you perhaps send me proof of
> OWASP's non-prfit status that I can forward to our registrar?
> >>>>
> >>>> I look forward to your response - please let me know if you need any
> more information.
> >>>>
> >>>> Regards
> >>>> Paul
> >>>> --
> >>>> Paul van Woudenberg
> >>>> ThinkSmart
> >>>> information systems and security
> >>>> www.thinksmart.co.za
> >>>> t: +27 21 4097844  m: +27 82 5656256  s: callto:pvanwoud
> >>>>
> >>>> On 25 May 2010, at 10:39 AM, Paul van Woudenberg wrote:
> >>>>
> >>>>> Hi OWASPers,
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Thanks again for attending the OWASP SA Chapter restart meeting at
> the ITWeb Security Summit. Sorry for my delay in getting this mail out, last
> week was a bit hectic catching up after the summit.
> >>>>>
> >>>>> As discussed, Stephan, Alastair, Theo and I have volunteered to lead
> the OWASP South Africa chapter. We will hold chapter meetings in both
> Johannesburg (led by Stephan and Alastair) and Cape Town (led by Theo and
> me). OWASP prefers to have chapters confined to a single area, but let's
> hope they'll accept this arrangement given our small market.
> >>>>>
> >>>>> The rules for (re)starting a chapter (
> http://www.owasp.org/index.php/Category:OWASP_Chapter#Starting_a_Chapter):
> >>>>> - Send an email to Kate Hartmann and confirm that you:
> >>>>> - Have read the and agree to the Chapter Leader Handbook and agree to
> the rules it set. (ok, except for the "each metropolitan area to have one
> chapter" requirement)
> >>>>> - Will commit to organizing at least quarterly meetings (ok - two in
> Jo'burg, two in Cape Town per year)
> >>>>> - Will find a stable location for meetings (should not be a problem -
> we discussed using corporate premises, and in Cape Town can use the
> Bandwidth Barn's event room)
> >>>>> - Will find great speakers (we'll do our best!)
> >>>>> - Will publicize the chapter and recruit new members (ok)
> >>>>> - Will keep the chapter non-commercial (ok)
> >>>>>
> >>>>> So if everyone agrees, I will send a mail to Kate Hartmann requesting
> permission to restart the chapter. At the founding meeting we agreed that we
> would hold a chapter meeting in both Jo'burg and Cape Town before the end of
> June. Theo and I will arrange a meeting in Cape Town where we will give the
> talk we gave at the summit. We'll communicate the invite and details via the
> OWASP SA mailing list.
> >>>>>
> >>>>> For the record, the founding group is:
> >>>>> Barry Irwin (Rhodes University)
> >>>>> Charl van der Walt - represented at the meeting by Nick (Sensepost)
> >>>>> Gerhard Jordaan (IQ Group)
> >>>>> Stephan Buys (Exponant)
> >>>>> Haroon Meer (thinkst)
> >>>>> Alastair Turner (Ctrl F5)
> >>>>> Craig Meyer (IQ Group)
> >>>>> Rogan Dawes (Corsaire)
> >>>>> Karl-Heinz Wessinger (IQ Group)
> >>>>> Theo van Niekerk (ThinkSmart)
> >>>>> Paul van Woudenberg (ThinkSmart)
> >>>>> Guest appearance by Jeremiah Grossman (White Hat) - thanks for the
> insights!
> >>>>>
> >>>>> I have taken over the mailing list admin from Lindsay. I have also
> registered owasp.co.za and owasp.org.za and will point them to the SA
> chapter homepage (http://www.owasp.org/index.php/South_Africa).
> >>>>>
> >>>>> I will ask Kate about editing the chapter homepage -
> http://www.owasp.org/index.php/South_Africa
> >>>>> According to the chapter guide, the web site should include at least:
> >>>>> - Information about the chapter leadership.
> >>>>> - Information about future and historical events.
> >>>>> - The presentations given in past meetings.
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Regards
> >>>>> Paul
> >>>>> --
> >>>>> Paul van Woudenberg
> >>>>> ThinkSmart
> >>>>> information systems and security
> >>>>> www.thinksmart.co.za
> >>>>> t: +27 21 4097844  f: +27 21 8865914  m: +27 82 5656256  s:
> callto:pvanwoud
> >>>>>
> >>>>
> >>>
> >>
> >
>
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