[Owasp-leaders] Owasp Inquiry on "Cenzic patent on 'Fault injection methods and apparatus' "

dinis cruz dinis.cruz at owasp.org
Thu Feb 17 11:47:15 EST 2011


I saw this today and it looks like something we (i.e. OWASP) should be
involved in: http://stop232patent.com (patent document is here
http://www.patentstorm.us/patents/7185232/fulltext.html)

I guess the first question is who at OWASP should look at this? The board? A
Committee? An ad-hoc group of OWASP Leaders?

We need to address this issue, since is a very hot-topic (with strong views
on both side of the fence) and it could have implications for a number of
OWASP projects (including my own, the O2 Platform).

*My proposal *(since I'm not on the board anymore)* is that we start an
OWASP inquiry on the topic.*

So far we have done two inquiries at OWASP (see here
<http://www.owasp.org/index.php/OWASP_Investigation_-_AppSec_Brazil_2009>and
here <http://www.owasp.org/index.php/OWASP_Inquiries/Google_Hacking_Project>)
and although this is not an exact match, I think there is a lot we can reuse
from them.

Another reason why we need such inquiry is that we need to make sure that
both sides of the fence have a fair change to present their views.

My hope is that we can turn this 'problem' (as viewed by parts of our
community) into an opportunity to create something good.

That said, the stakes are quite high, so we need to act on this quickly and
(once we have all information collected) be prepared to make though
decisions

Dinis Cruz
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