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

Chris Schmidt chris.schmidt at owasp.org
Sun Oct 16 20:08:41 EDT 2011


"Ryan said he knows Loyd through their mutual involvement in the Open
Web Application Security Project, a non-profit computer security group
of which Ryan is a board member."
 
On 10/16/2011 6:07 PM, Rex Booth wrote:
> Yeah, I get that - thus my reply.
>
> But are we reading the same article? I don't see anything about OWASP
in it.
>
> On 10/16/2011 7:58 PM, Chris Schmidt wrote:
>>
> The intent is not to judge his opinions on OWS - to each their own,
> and what he does professionally or personally is none of my business.
> The point is that he is identified as a board member of OWASP which
> implies alignment of the organization and in fact the way it reads,
> sounds as if the actions taken were done so as an OWASP initiative.    
>  
> On 10/16/2011 5:53 PM, Rex Booth wrote:
> > 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
> controversy.
>  
> > 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.
>  
> > Rex
>  
> > On 10/16/2011 7:42 PM, Chris Schmidt wrote:
> > 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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