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

Chris Schmidt chris.schmidt at owasp.org
Sun Oct 16 22:20:04 EDT 2011


"There's no such thing as bad press" - I firmly agree with this
sentiment (having been in the entertainment biz for 7 years), however
damaging inaccurate press should be avoided wherever possible.

On 10/16/2011 8:17 PM, Stephen Craig Evans wrote:
> I'm with Dennis. Can we get them to put in a link to our home page?
>
> Stephen
>
> On Sun, Oct 16, 2011 at 8:26 PM, Dennis Groves
> <dennis.groves at owasp.org <mailto:dennis.groves at owasp.org>> wrote:
>
>     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 <mailto:dennis.groves at owasp.org>
>
>     <http://www.owasp.org/>
>
>
>
>     On Mon, Oct 17, 2011 at 2:14 AM, Christian Heinrich
>     <christian.heinrich at owasp.org
>     <mailto:christian.heinrich at owasp.org>> wrote:
>
>         Chris,
>
>         On Mon, Oct 17, 2011 at 11:57 AM, Chris Schmidt
>         <chris.schmidt at owasp.org <mailto: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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