[Owasp-leaders] OWASP Board decision that I don't agree with
jim.manico at owasp.org
Sat Jan 4 23:24:36 UTC 2014
Should we abort Sweden because they failed to honor their legal European Union data retention obligations?
Or how about Sweden's secret service trying to circumvent the legal process put in place back in 52? 
 Swedish Secret Service (2009), Remissvar: "Utvärdering av buggning och preventiva tvångsmedel (SOU 2009:70) (Remittance "Evaluation of bugging and preventive surveillance"), Dnr. AD 009-10106-09.
I'm not trying to attack Sweden, I'm just trying to make a point that no one is innocent when it comes to this topic. If we really wanted to start aborting companies, countries and agencies who have done wrong, this list would be HUGE. I personally want to keep OWASP 'open' and keep spreading the word to all. I believe that the spread of good knowledge will 'set us free'.
> My personal view as a longtime community member …
> I would like OWASP to cancel the developer training and any other official presence at this year's RSA Con.
> You might argue the NSA revelations are politics. I disagree. This is technology, standards, research, business, and politics in a disastrous cocktail. Global mass surveillance and weakened crypto are things we used to talk about as worst case scenarios, remember? Others would call us paranoids.
> Now we know. This is earthshakingly bad, at the core of what OWASP stands for.
> Our brand is strong. We're independent, community-driven and global. This is our chance to show we're better than RSA and our conference series OWASP AppSec is a better place to give talks and meet peers.
> Don't support RSA until they come clean. Please.
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