[Owasp-leaders] Thomas Ryan - OWASP - OccupyWallStreet - Gawker

Rex Booth rex.booth at owasp.org
Sun Oct 16 19:53:40 EDT 2011

I know Tom Ryan, but I'm not going to weigh in on his activities 
regarding occupy wall street, though I will say he's no stranger to 

However, I do agree that there are numerous people who say they're on 
the board of OWASP when the truth is that they're on the board of a 
local chapter.  I think the use of a board structure at the local 
chapter level is typically excessive and, at best, leads to confusion 
about the scope of individual roles within OWASP or, at worst, provides 
cover for disingenuous statements and innuendo.

In this case, to my knowledge, Tom is on the board of the NYC chapter.


On 10/16/2011 7:42 PM, Chris Schmidt wrote:
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> I don't know who the hell Thomas Ryan is, but I am pretty sure he is not
> a board member for OWASP as he claims in this article on Gawker. I think
> we need to issue a statement from the organization expressing this.
> http://gawker.com/5850054/meet-the-guy-who-snitched-on-occupy-wall-street-to-the-fbi-and-nypd
> Jeff Walton (ESAPI-C++) brought this to my attention. Regardless of how
> *anyone* in this organization feels about OccupyWallStreet - aligning
> the organization with either side is a really bad idea for numerous
> obvious reasons.
> This article has gotten a *ton* of publicity - can we draft a response
> to Gawker ASAP?
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