[Owasp-leaders] OWASP "Certification"

Jason Alexander jason.alexander at owasp.org
Fri Jul 5 00:36:32 UTC 2013


I think Dennis has a great point there. We have a great brand. We should be able to capitalise on it. I'm not saying lets make millions but licensing the brand for marketing purposes could provide good revenue

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On 2 Jul 2013, at 22:02, "Dennis Groves" <dennis.groves at owasp.org> wrote:

> This is really great, it is essentially free marketing for OWASP.
> 
> However, this is an example of how we fail to capture value. What is lost is an opportunity to license the use of the 'OWASP' brand - which is one way we have historically left money on the table. (Samantha's Idea...)
> 
> A non-profit can not exist on handouts alone; that is we will be bankrupt before long if we keep asking for sponsorships. This is why it is **critical** we start acting like a proper business, and move to profit generating revenue models.
> 
> Cheers,
> Dennis
> 
> 
> 
> On 2 Jul 2013, at 13:48, Dirk Wetter wrote:
> 
>> Am 07/02/2013 04:22 PM, schrieb Owasp:
>>> I believe the board is aware and we reached out. How great are we that people want to rip off our
>>> brand, congrats all :)
>>> I'd probably expect more of this to come from countries which do not respect intellectual property
>>> or tradark rights.
>> 
>> e.g. Qualys.https://www.qualys.com/forms/freescan/owasp/
>> 
>> Dear board: pls set up a plan how to deal with those case appropriately and then just do it.
>> 
>> Cheers,
>> 
>> Dirk
> 
> 
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