[Owasp-leaders] RSA and the application of Justice

Bev Corwin bev.corwin at owasp.org
Wed Jan 8 14:14:50 UTC 2014


+1

Bev


On Wed, Jan 8, 2014 at 3:34 AM, Jim Manico <jim.manico at owasp.org> wrote:

> The mythopoetical depiction of justice throughout history is an
> interesting study. The Roman depiction of Lady Justice is blindfolded. The
> Goddess Maat and Isis were depicted with balanced scales during Egyptian
> times. Lady Justice is also depicted with scales and sword as well as being
> blindfolded.
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> The point is that justice should be applied evenly, without regard to who
> the punished is, to be dispensed evenly to all, with the same kind of
> punishment.
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> Make no mistake, the public pull-out of our marketing co-agreement with
> RSA is a punishment that is harmful to the RSA brand.
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> What I feel we have done is enact “justice” through “the anger of the
> masses” on an issue where the information is still being sorted out and,
> ahem, **many** more are guilty of similar “sins” if not worse.
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> If we are to walk away from RSA, then we also need to give back or walk
> away from our Department of Homeland Security grants. To “slap” one while
> taking money from another I think is inconsistent wide-open targeted
> justice that will hurt more than help us in the end. This is not blind
> justice. I am NOT SAYING that RSA is innocent, in fact I am quite angry at
> what RSA is alleged to have done. I am saying that many more are guilty and
> we are not applying fair and consistent rules. We might also be acting “too
> soon” before all the facts are on the table.
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> I am deeply in conflict of interest here because I am supposed to deliver
> this training and I’m also a professional trainer. But I wanted to state my
> nuanced position here that we should continue down the current path and
> decide in the future to cancel this agreement and other agreements once the
> facts are sorted out.
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> And last, we are supposed to be vendor-neutral. I am starting to question
> the entire commercial conference partnership program.
> https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Category:OWASP_AppSec_Conference We might
> want to cancel conference partnerships with any commercial conference due
> to the vendor neutrality rules in our bylaws.
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> Thanks for your consideration over this matter. It’s not an easy one.
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> Aloha,
>
> Jim Manico
>
> OWASP Board Member
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> @Manicode
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