[Owasp-leaders] Fwd: Stepping down as Board Member

Konstantinos Papapanagiotou conpap at di.uoa.gr
Mon Feb 14 07:45:26 EST 2011


I don't mean to underestimate the value that tech people and
corresponding projects bring to an organization like OWASP but if we
want to reach out to governments, standards organizations and key
industry players we need those formal document-policy-oriented
projects because that's the language that they understand.


You've been a great inspiration to us all. I'm not exaggerating when I
say that the Greek chapter (and I guess many many others) started
because of you and our involvement with OWASP grew bigger after
discussions with you during the Academies meeting in January. Please
don't stop giving out your energy and passion to OWASP and any of your
future endeavors.


On Mon, Feb 14, 2011 at 2:32 PM, John Wilander <john.wilander at owasp.org> wrote:
> Dinis, you're great. We need passionate tech people like you on the board if
> the board is supposed to have a community leading function. We also need
> your kind of vision for OWASP.
> However, as a fellow code-oriented OWASP leader I might see why you don't
> want to stay on the board. OWASP is growing more and more formal and
> document-oriented. That kind of organization does not attract tech people. I
> hope your blog post will provide answers as to whether this has affected
> your decision.
>    Take care!
>    Regards, John
> 2011/2/12 dinis cruz <dinis.cruz at owasp.org>
>> Owasp leaders, as you can see below I just stepped down as an OWASP Board
>> member.
>> I would like to make it very clear that I have no plans to leave OWASP, or
>> to stop being involved in OWASP projects. OWASP is very special to me and I
>> will still continue to be very active in a number of OWASP projects.
>> With the completion of the Summit and the good progress of a number of
>> OWASP projects I was involved in (OWASP Academies, Certification, O2
>> Platform, etc...), I feel that I am at the end of a cycle and am looking
>> forward to new challenges.
>> I'm really proud with what we achieved at the Summit, and I think OWASP is
>> on a great path to make a real difference in Web Application Security.
>> I plan to blog about my ideas for OWASP in the short term (with a fresh
>> independence of not being a Board Member) and I'm looking forward to reading
>> tomorrow the first version of the Summit conclusions document, and in a
>> couple months the final version.
>> Thanks for your help, support and friendship ... It really means a lot to
>> me  :)
>> Dinis Cruz
>> Begin forwarded message:
>> From: dinis cruz <dinis.cruz at owasp.org>
>> Date: 12 February 2011 10:59:05 GMT
>> To: OWASP List <owasp-board at lists.owasp.org>
>> Subject: Stepping down as Board Member
>> Owasp Board,
>> As mentioned at the Summit, I'm stepping down as an OWASP Board
>> member, with immediate effect.
>> I would like to thank you for all the help and support you gave me
>> over the years and I'm really proud on what we achieved together.
>> Please remove me from the board mailing list, 'About OWASP' wiki page
>> and OWASP foundation board of directors list.
>> Thanks,
>> Dinis Cruz
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