[Owasp-leaders] Fwd: OWASP South Africa chapter restart

Jeff Williams jeff.williams at owasp.org
Mon Sep 6 12:26:21 EDT 2010


Apologies.  I'll check into this with Kate.

--Jeff




On Sep 6, 2010, at 7:17 AM, daniel cuthbert <daniel.cuthbert at owasp.org> wrote:

> Yah what Rogan said, seems the issue is with replies from the US. 
> 
> On 6 September 2010 10:30, Rogan Dawes <rogan at dawes.za.net> wrote:
> On 2010/09/06 11:10 AM, Eoin wrote:
> > 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
> 
> Hi Eoin,
> 
> It is correct that there is no ZA chapter at this point. There was an
> initial attempt to start one a couple of years ago, but it went nowhere.
> Since then, we have had a "restart meeting" on the 11th May, and Paul
> has been instrumental in the process.
> 
> The hold up now seems to be that Kate is not responding to Paul for some
> reason.
> 
> Regards,
> 
> Rogan
> (Johannesburg, ZA)
> 
> > On 6 September 2010 10:05, Paul van Woudenberg <pvanwoud at gmail.com
> > <mailto: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 <http://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
> >     <mailto:paul at thinksmart.co.za>>
> >     > Date: 29 July 2010 10:51:31 GMT+02:00
> >     > To: kate.hartmann at owasp.org <mailto: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 <http://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
> >     <mailto:paul at thinksmart.co.za>>
> >     >> Date: 5 July 2010 22:24:29 GMT+02:00
> >     >> To: kate.hartmann at owasp.org <mailto:kate.hartmann at owasp.org>
> >     >> Cc: Theo van Niekerk <theo at thinksmart.co.za
> >     <mailto: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 <http://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 <http://owasp.org.za> domain.
> >     >>>
> >     >>> Thanks
> >     >>> Paul
> >     >>> --
> >     >>> Paul van Woudenberg
> >     >>> ThinkSmart
> >     >>> information systems and security
> >     >>> www.thinksmart.co.za <http://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
> >     <mailto:paul at thinksmart.co.za>>
> >     >>>> Date: 3 June 2010 10:32:42 PM SAST
> >     >>>> To: kate.hartmann at owasp.org <mailto:kate.hartmann at owasp.org>
> >     >>>> Cc: bell at ctrlf5.co.za <mailto:bell at ctrlf5.co.za>, Stephan Buys
> >     <owasp at stephanbuys.com <mailto:owasp at stephanbuys.com>>, Charl van
> >     der Walt <charl at sensepost.com <mailto:charl at sensepost.com>>, Barry
> >     Irwin <bvi at moria.org <mailto:bvi at moria.org>>, gjordaan at iqgroup.net
> >     <mailto:gjordaan at iqgroup.net>, cmeyer at iqgroup.net
> >     <mailto:cmeyer at iqgroup.net>, Haroon Meer <haroon at thinkst.com
> >     <mailto:haroon at thinkst.com>>, rogan at dawes.za.net
> >     <mailto:rogan at dawes.za.net>, kwessinger at iqgroup.net
> >     <mailto:kwessinger at iqgroup.net>, Theo van Niekerk
> >     <theo at thinksmart.co.za <mailto:theo at thinksmart.co.za>>, "Lindsay: BB
> >     South Africa Van Eden" <lindsay.vaneden at barclays.com
> >     <mailto: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 <http://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 <http://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 <http://owasp.co.za> and owasp.org.za
> >     <http://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 <http://www.thinksmart.co.za>
> >     >>>>> t: +27 21 4097844  f: +27 21 8865914  m: +27 82 5656256  s:
> >     callto:pvanwoud
> >     >>>>>
> >     >>>>
> >     >>>
> >     >>
> >     >
> >
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> >
> >
> >
> > --
> > Eoin Keary
> > OWASP Global Board Member
> > OWASP Code Review Guide Lead Author
> >
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> >
> >
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