[Owasp-leaders] [Committees-chairs] [Global_chapter_committee] [Global_conference_committee] [owasp-board] Re: 2012 Speaker Agreement Update

Thomas Brennan tomb at owasp.org
Wed Mar 28 22:40:21 UTC 2012


We want to make a agreement that is acceptable to the goals and mission of the association in raising application security.  

We don't want to have a paper-tiger agreement that is disregarded as to complex and not enforced do we?

Revise and alert the speakers for AppSecDC AppSecUSA EMEA, LATAM etc etc.. If OWASP can't do this with our employees and volenteers then call it what Seba noted best practice.

Content is content it's either valuable or it's not, I personally don't care about a logo -- in many cases they paid the airfare, lodging and salary of the speaker (this includes Goverment and other submitters) hence if the preso sucks... It still sucks.  

The agreement is what I am changellging and asking the committes chapters and conferences trot a health check - and the rest of the leaders for there input as its their organization and they speak for the 160 chapters and running conferences.


On Mar 28, 2012, at 6:22 PM, Jim Manico <jim.manico at owasp.org> wrote:

> The speaker agreement is already very clear on the topic of presentation branding.
> 
> " Speakers are encouraged to include their contact information when introducing themselves, but may NOT include their logo on any visual and handout materials. Speakers are to avoid any appearance of commercialism in their session and presentations are to be of a technical or solutions emphasis."
> 
> At least 50% of all speakers I have seen violate this, including board members. 
> 
> The question is, do we want to enforce this policy (from Nov 2011)?
> 
> - Jim
> 
> 
>> A general remark from my side: only use the speaker agreement when in doubt.
>> We use this agreement very pragmatically in Belgium and have only pointed to it upfront to speakers when we thought a certain speaker/topic could become a commercial talk.
>> 
>> Otherwise: minimize the red tape :-)
>> 
>> --seba
>> 
>> On Wed, Mar 28, 2012 at 8:22 PM, Teresa Stevens <teresa-ann-stevens at comcast.net> wrote:
>> I agree with Josh. Thanks,
>> 
>> Teresa Stevens, CISSP, MSIA, PMMC
>> Information Security Specialist – Team Leader
>> San Francisco Bay Area
>> 510-842-8868 (home), 510-872-2187 (cell)
>> 
>> 
>> From: Josh Sokol <josh.sokol at owasp.org>
>> Date: Wed, 28 Mar 2012 11:13:22 -0500
>> To: Mark Bristow <mark.bristow at owasp.org>
>> Cc: "owasp-board at owasp.org" <owasp-board at owasp.org>, "committees-chairs at lists.owasp.org" <committees-chairs at lists.owasp.org>, global_conference_committee <global_conference_committee at lists.owasp.org>, global_chapter_committee Committee <global_chapter_committee at lists.owasp.org>,                 Eoin <eoin.keary at owasp.org>
>> Subject: Re: [Global_chapter_committee] [Global_conference_committee] [owasp-board] Re: [Committees-chairs] 2012 Speaker Agreement Update
>> 
>> I agree with what Jason said.  I see no reason why a person should not be able to include a company logo in a slide deck regardless of whether they are a corporate member or not.  My $0.02:
>> 
>> * If the event has a presentation template, then corporate logos should be limited to only the "About Me" page of the presentation.
>> 
>> ~josh
>> 
>> On Wed, Mar 28, 2012 at 9:20 AM, Mark Bristow <mark.bristow at owasp.org> wrote:
>> I think these are reasonable changes except the no-logo on the "about me" slide.  I think that's fine if we put a boundry on the size.  The GCC is in the final process of selecting a new presentation template, so this will be easy to add.
>> 
>> On Tue, Mar 27, 2012 at 12:29 PM, Eoin <eoin.keary at owasp.org> wrote:
>> I am happy with vendor logo as long                                   as content isn't a vendor pitch or vendor bespoke (ip) and covers off an issue which is in the open  body of knowledge.
>> 
>> 
>> Eoin Keary
>> BCC Risk Advisory
>> Owasp Global Board
>> +353 87 977 2988
>> 
>> 
>> On 27 Mar 2012, at 16:13, Jason Li <jason.li at owasp.org> wrote:
>> 
>>> Agreed on the use of the template.
>>> 
>>> What's the purpose of the restriction on the company logo?
>>> 
>>> Is it an attempt to spur corporate membership? Is it                                             meant to remove the "vendor"-ness of a talk?
>>> 
>>> If the former, I think it actually comes across as off-putting and might have the opposite effect... If                                             the latter, then the                                             inclusion of the company logo if and only if they are an OWASP supporter seems overly restrictive IMHO in comparison to the goal.
>>> 
>>> What about updating the template to include a specific place and limited small size for a logo and mandating the use of the template? That would limit how much a presenter could plaster their logo across a presentation.
>>> 
>>> -Jason
>>> 
>>> On Tue, Mar 27, 2012 at 9:35 AM, Tom Brennan <tomb at owasp.org> wrote:
>>> 
>>> Committee(s);
>>> 
>>> Today OWASP utilizes a Speaker Agreement that outlines the rules for compensation of                                                     speakers, required templates, audio/visual, vulnerabilities disclosure and a                                                     laundry list of other terms.
>>> 
>>> The Document:  https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Speaker_Agreement
>>> 
>>> With the upcoming long list of AppSec<Regional>, AppSec<Global> and chapter events  globally happening weekly enforcement of this policy or event policing of                                                     this policy is difficult however                                                     the spirit of the speaker agreement in keeping OWASP pure to technical,
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