[Owasp-leaders] My views on Sarah's appointment

Tom Brennan tomb at owasp.org
Thu May 23 12:02:51 UTC 2013


I support free speech Dinis but disagree with your observations and recommendations on this one.


On May 23, 2013, at 7:44 AM, Dinis Cruz <dinis.cruz at owasp.org> wrote:

> Hi Tom, Michael, Seba, Eoin, Dave and Jim,
> 
> I just posted Sarah Baso as OWASP Executive director, how it broke the model, structure and culture of OWASP employees 
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> I know I'm being hard on your decision and how you handled this situation, and I apologise in advance for it.
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> I hope you (one day) understand that I only did that because I care about OWASP and am deeply worried about the repercussions of this decision.
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> So if you think I have a point, please do something about it, if you completely disagree (which I expect you to), then please ignore it, since, after all, I don't have any power at OWASP any more, you are the one in change now :)
> 
> Note that it is still not too late to fix this and point the boat in a better direction.
> 
> Dinis
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> 
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Dinis Cruz <dinis.cruz at owasp.org>
> Date: 23 May 2013 12:38
> Subject: My views on Sarah's appointment
> To: Jeff Williams <jeff.williams at aspectsecurity.com>, Dave Wichers <dave.wichers at aspectsecurity.com>
> 
> 
> Hi Jeff and Dave, I know that you are in the middle on a bunch of BS with the OWASP Top 10, but we were always quite aligned in our views about OWASP's culture, so I would be interested in your opinion about my post on : Sarah Baso as OWASP Executive director, how it broke the model, structure and culture of OWASP employees 
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> See below the email I sent to the current employees about it
> 
> Dinis
> 
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Dinis Cruz <dinis.cruz at owasp.org>
> Date: 23 May 2013 12:33
> Subject: Fwd: I'm sorry and I hope you understand what I'm trying to say
> To: Kate Hartmann <kate.hartmann at owasp.org>, alison mcnamee <alison.mcnamee at owasp.org>, Samantha Groves <samantha.groves at owasp.org>, Kelly Santalucia <kelly.santalucia at owasp.org>, Matt Tesauro <matt.tesauro at owasp.org>
> 
> 
> Hi Kate, Alison, Matt, Kelly and Samantha
> 
> I just posted on my blog Sarah Baso as OWASP Executive director, how it broke the model, structure and culture of OWASP employees which I also linked below in my personal email to Sarah
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> I hope you share my views and that something good will come out of this.
> 
> Please keep your energy and focus and love for OWASP, since you are the ones that actually make the organisation work
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> Thanks again for all your hard work, dedication and pasion for OWASP
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> Sorry for time the time it took me to put my views on the record, you deserved better from me
> 
> Dinis Cruz
> 
> 
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Dinis Cruz <dinis.cruz at owasp.org>
> Date: 23 May 2013 12:27
> Subject: I'm sorry and I hope you understand what I'm trying to say
> To: Sarah Baso <sarah.baso at owasp.org>, Adam Baso <adam.baso at owasp.org>
> 
> 
> http://blog.diniscruz.com/2013/05/sarah-baso-as-owasp-executive-director.html
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> Adam, you probably will be able to read this from a more objective point of view.
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> And of course, feel free to rebute my views and prove me wrong
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> I hope all is ok with you in San Francisco
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> Remember that I wrote that because I care
> 
> Dinis Cruz
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> 
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