[Owasp-leaders] OWASP "Certification"

Owasp eoin.keary at owasp.org
Thu Jul 4 12:49:46 UTC 2013


Raising funds is a great activity, but we also need to spend which we are not very good at doing. We have 0000's in the bank not doing anything but making the bank richer.


Eoin Keary
Owasp Global Board
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On 4 Jul 2013, at 06:03, "Dennis Groves" <dennis.groves at owasp.org> wrote:

> This conversation is not just about selling the brand; their are many, many other ways to raise capital. Like selling books, T-Shirts, offering training, etc...
> 
> I really want to move the discussion forward to what some of the more community palatable ways of raising money within OWASP maybe so that we can better finance our altruistic mission. For example, we are overdue for an OWASP summit.
> 
> Cheers,
> 
> On 3 Jul 2013, at 13:07, Dinis Cruz wrote:
> 
>> The problem is that we change the social contract from a 'community/respect
>> enforced brand' to a 'economically enforced brand'
>> 
>> And you could literally 'buy owasp'
>> 
>> I actually think we need more community use of our brand (including
>> commercial use), but that should happen because somebody wants to use the
>> OWASP brand , not because they paid for it.
>> 
>> The solution is to reward the good uses of the brand, and ignore/shame the
>> abuses (and BTW, the abuses are good because they show what not to do :) )
>> 
>> But if you still don't buy it, what about this: how much would you charge
>> for a high profile logo on the OWASP Top 10 docs?
>> 
>> What about the naming rights of that doc? Maybe for 20k USD we could have
>> the 'CompanyX OWASP Top 10'? After all if we ate going to sell the OWASP
>> brand, there are lots of assets to sell
>> 
>> We should be worried by the lack of use of the OWASP brand, instead we
>> constantly try to beat the head of the few brave ones that try to use it
>> 
>> Dinis
> 
> 
> 
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> 
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