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

Jim Manico jim.manico at owasp.org
Thu Aug 28 23:56:54 UTC 2014


When hiring contractors to work on graphic/design projects, just 
stipulate in the contact that the source design files are part of 
delivery. Problem solved. I've been adding this to my design contacts 
for over a decade and never had a problem. I'm sorry for your struggles, 
Colin, but again this is easily fixed at least for future design 
contract work.

- Jim

On 8/28/14, 12:23 PM, Colin Watson 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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