[Owasp-leaders] OWASP speaker agreement

Jim Manico jim.manico at owasp.org
Sun Mar 25 15:25:17 UTC 2012


1) Speaker should give a vendor-neutral talk only
2) Talk should be creative-commons and distributable
3) Deck should be largely OWASP branded (one bio slide at the end with a 
vendor logo is ok, in my opinion)
4) Focus should be on Web Security or something related to Application 
Security (we are OWASP after all!)

And the more you go "up the chain" in the OWASP hierarchy, the more 
these values should be upheld. I think vendor-neutrality is especially 
important for committee chairs and board members.

And in general, I say if the speaker is doing a direct sales pitch; it's 
ok to throw rotten vegetables[1]. Tomatoes work well and are soft on impact.


Jim Manico

Connections Committee Chair
Cheatsheet Series Product Manager
OWASP Podcast Producer/Host

jim at owasp.org

[1] Not an official OWASP process.

> Goodday everyone,
> Having a small internal discussion and wanted to get a quick response. 
> My apologies for bothering the list.
> Question: is agreeing to the OWASP speaker agreement MANDATORY for 
> speaking at a chapter and should a chapter leader uphold this rule?
> Thank you for the feedback.
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