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

Dennis Groves dennis.groves at owasp.org
Sun Oct 16 21:26:06 EDT 2011


Actually, IMHO - although it is not so flattering for Tom; *any* mention of
OWASP in the mainstream press is *public awareness* - and that my friends is
something we can not even begin to quantify the value of.


-- 
Dennis Groves <http://about.me/dennis.groves>, MSc
dennis.groves at owasp.org

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On Mon, Oct 17, 2011 at 2:14 AM, Christian Heinrich <
christian.heinrich at owasp.org> wrote:

> Chris,
>
> On Mon, Oct 17, 2011 at 11:57 AM, Chris Schmidt <chris.schmidt at owasp.org>
> wrote:
> > Christian - your points are completely aside from the point of my
> > e-mail. I don't care where they got their facts and I don't care what
> > Tom did or did not do, this is not the place for such discussions. The
> > fact of the matter is that OWASP needs to inform Gawker that he is *not*
> > an OWASP board member so they can redact that part of the article for
> > sake of people that are *not* Gawker and *not* Tom, and *not* us. This
> > is not an attack on Tom, it is a reaction to a statement made in an
> > article that is incorrect that needs to be corrected, that is all -
> > please do not turn this into something else.
>
> You haven't considered that Gawker issuing a clarification as "Tom
> Ryan is a former Board Member of the OWASP NYC/NJ Chapter" would make
> this worst for OWASP by naming the OWASP NYC/NJ Chapter?
>
> In the end, it doesn't matter what your intention is because their
> (i.e. media) agenda is continue this story based on emotive reaction
> (it is Gawker btw) and if this is clarified then their journalists
> would attend https://www.owasp.org/index.php/NYNJMetro and ask the
> attendees for their uninformed comment who then subsequently find
> themselves also as victims as being cited as sources of fact.
>
> If they contact you it is best to say "no comment" and hang up the phone.
>
> --
> Regards,
> Christian Heinrich
> http://www.owasp.org/index.php/user:cmlh
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