[Owasp-leaders] Creating OWASP 4.0!

Matthew Chalmers matthew.chalmers at owasp.org
Wed Jan 12 22:29:55 EST 2011

Thanks for setting me straight.

On Wed, Jan 12, 2011 at 9:14 PM, Jason Li <jason.li at owasp.org> wrote:

> Matt,
> I can assure you that everyone on the Summit committee is aligned on the
> goal*s* of the Summit. The community has had a lot of great energy and
> ideas about what they would like to do with the Summit and that is extremely
> encouraging. In fact, I think you'll find that we're creating a good balance
> of flexibility in the schedule to allow sessions to develop organically,
> while still being mindful to keep big ticket items static (discussions about
> certifications, OWASP governance, browser day, etc).
> I'd like to stress a different part of your quote (actually, it's my quote
> since I wrote that page ;)):
> "*where application security experts meet to discuss plans, projects and
> solutions for the future of application security"*
> *
> *
> One of the many goals of the Summit is to get our community in one place.
> OWASP is providing the venue - we want our community to collaborate on ideas
> and topics that wouldn't otherwise be practical in our distributed world.
> "Actual work" can mean a lot of things --- maybe through John's session,
> the group is able to prototype a model for furthering the OWASP Education
> Project; or it becomes the basis for expanding the OWASP Academies, who
> knows! :)
> I can certainly imagine a working session to produce the materials for such
> a session counting as "actual work". I believe we did exactly that a few
> years ago - the day before, we had a few OWASPers run a training session at
> a local university and then during the event, they used the working time to
> capture the experience and refine what they had done for the next go around.
> Let's not dismiss their efforts out of hand :)
> -Jason
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