[Owasp-leaders] OWASP "branded" apps in application stores

Dinis Cruz dinis.cruz at owasp.org
Tue Apr 2 14:35:06 UTC 2013


I like that model too, and that is something that OWASP should do (ban/limit all logos usage on owasp.org website)

But again, that wouldn't prevent the commercial use (or resell) of OWASP materials by 3rd parties :)

Dinis Cruz

On 2 Apr 2013, at 15:30, Jim Manico <jim.manico at owasp.org> wrote:

> I *really* like how Apache handles this. They really thought this through and spent years battling the same issues regarding vendor neutrality.
> 
> Here are the basics:
> 
> 1) Sponsors of Apache and recognized on ONE page only: http://www.apache.org/foundation/thanks.html
> 2) All Apache projects link back to this sponsorship page.
> 3) Corporate logos are not allowed on any Apache project
> 4) All project contributors are recognized as *individuals only* in a tabular list (without logos) which can include the company name they work for. For example: http://hadoop.apache.org/who.html
> 
> This seems to be a great way to fully recognize sponsors while still remaining neutral on a per-project basis.
> 
> - Jim
> 
> PS: See http://www.apache.org/foundation/marks/pmcs and http://www.apache.org/foundation/marks/responsibility.html (particularly the section on "Present an independent fact to your project")
> 
> 
> 
>> On 02/04/2013 14:48, Dinis Cruz wrote:
>>> There is nothing wrong with using OWASP materials for financial gain,
>>> in fact our licenses encourage that.
>>> 
>>> The only issue is if the material created are not public/open, which
>>> in some cases is against the licence of the original material (Apache
>>> 2 allows closing but GPL doesn't)
>>> 
>>> Now on the 'TOP 10 LogoGate thread' it is an issue of 'who put the
>>> work in' and 'what is accepted by the community' :)
>> The NASCAR like corporate branding of OWASP materials is both ugly, and
>> unnecessary. There must be a better way forward. Branding is offensive
>> and aggressive.
>> 
>> OWASP is a charity - you don't feed children in Africa by first making
>> them watch Monsanto, Kellog's and McDonald's advertisements so they know
>> who their 'food' was provided by. Instead you tell people who care by
>> pointing out your charity work.
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> Dennis
> 


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