[Owasp-leaders] Proposing new guidelines to start code/tool projects

Colin Watson colin.watson at owasp.org
Thu Aug 28 19:39:53 UTC 2014


Yes it is good those are shared, and I have used them before. But they
represent a tiny proportion of the graphical design output. Quite

I am sure Timur and your ideas for resources to help project leaders
is a better approach.


On 28 August 2014 20:30, johanna curiel curiel <johanna.curiel at owasp.org> wrote:
> Colin
> I think this zip files contain some branding and logos, but indeed no
> "Guideline book templates" I think...
> https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Category:OWASP_Project#tab=Brand_Resources
> On Thu, Aug 28, 2014 at 3:23 PM, Colin Watson <colin.watson at owasp.org>
> wrote:
>> Timur
>> > I suggest that even better spending would be to create professional
>> > document
>> > guideline for OWASP, how to create professional guides - it is not
>> > rocket
>> > science (even w/o PhD,)). Not only guide but QA criteria.
>> OWASP has paid many agencies and contractors lots of money to do
>> graphical design work, such as for corporate documents and events. But
>> I have always been unable to get the source design files (Illustrator,
>> InDesign, Quark etc) released. That makes it much harder for
>> volunteers as we have to start from scratch each time. I thought
>> "everything OWASP did is open", but that isn't the case for such
>> things.
>> It took me almost 3 years of begging and chasing to get hold of the
>> 2008-9 guidebook cover files, and never managed to squeeze the files
>> out of OWASP for the rest of the stuff that has been paid for. OWASP
>> even paid for the design of web-resolution icons and logos, but OWASP
>> doesn't have any master files, so we simply cannot use them in/on our
>> documents or promotional materials. I am very reluctant therefore for
>> OWASP to pay third parties for anything that is not open sourced. It
>> ought to be one of the contract criteria.
>> Colin
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