[Owasp-leaders] RSA & OWASP Update

Dennis Groves dennis.groves at owasp.org
Thu Jan 9 00:34:43 UTC 2014


Thanks for the clarification Michael.

Sent from my mobile device, apologies for the brevity and spelling errors.
On Jan 8, 2014 5:33 PM, "Michael Coates" <michael.coates at owasp.org> wrote:

> I have no speaking at RSA this year.
>
> I was invited by Jim and Eoin to assist in the training. I'm happy to help
> if needed. Fine to not help if not needed.
>
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> --
> Michael Coates
> @_mwc
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> On Wed, Jan 8, 2014 at 4:27 PM, Dennis Groves <dennis.groves at owasp.org>wrote:
>
>> Michael,
>>
>> I understand that you are also speaking at RSA, this makes your vote a
>> conflict of interest as well does it not?
>>
>> Dennis
>>
>> Sent from my mobile device, apologies for the brevity and spelling errors.
>> On Jan 8, 2014 12:21 PM, "Michael Coates" <michael.coates at owasp.org>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> Leaders,
>>>
>>> Here is an update on the RSA issue.
>>>
>>>
>>> Thanks to the community
>>>
>>> I saw many great discussions on this topic. I'm excited to see us tackle
>>> tough issues and work to raise the different points of consideration. I
>>> also really liked the creation of the community poll to capture the "pulse"
>>> of the community. Please continue to innovate and tackle tough issues.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Original agreement
>>>
>>> The OWASP foundation entered a contractual co-marketing agreement with
>>> RSA in mid December. Each group would promote each other and this would
>>> provide mutual benefits. The details of the agreement are here:
>>> http://lists.owasp.org/pipermail/owasp-leaders/2014-January/010673.html
>>>
>>> Timing
>>>
>>> The terms of the agreement went into effect on Monday, January 6. In
>>> other words, for OWASP to hold up our end of the agreement we were supposed
>>> to begin promotion as agreed on Monday, Jan 6.
>>>
>>> Co-Marketing at OWASP
>>>
>>> This is something we've done many times in the past and it has provide
>>> benefits for OWASP and raised awareness for our cause.
>>>
>>> RSA Concerns
>>>
>>> Concerns and questions were presented as to whether OWASP should be
>>> participating with RSA given the concerning allegations around influencing
>>> crypto. This issue was discussed on the leaders list (
>>> http://lists.owasp.org/pipermail/owasp-leaders/2014-January/thread.html)
>>> and also led to our first community poll created by Simon Bennetts (
>>> https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Polls)
>>>
>>> Elements of the Issue
>>>
>>> Should OWASP participate at all?
>>>
>>> Should OWASP cancel the co-marketing agreement?
>>>
>>> Should OWASP attempt to offer the training and cancel the rest of the
>>> co-marketing agreement?
>>>
>>> Should OWASP issue any sort of public statement?
>>>
>>> Board Vote
>>>
>>> The board voted on the following:
>>>
>>> *OWASP will terminate the co-marketing agreement with RSA for RSA 2014.*
>>>
>>> *This may place our training at risk, but if permitted we will still
>>> provide the free training at RSA and the OWASP speaking slot.*
>>>
>>> Result: Vote Pass - 3 / 5 votes in favor
>>>
>>> Vote Results:
>>>
>>> Michael - Yes
>>>
>>> Tom - No
>>>
>>> Tobias - Yes
>>>
>>> Fabio - No
>>>
>>> Josh - Yes
>>>
>>> Jim - abstain - Stated Conflict of Interest
>>>
>>> Eoin - abstain - Stated Conflict of Interest
>>>
>>> Next Steps
>>>
>>> Sarah Baso is working with RSA to rely our cancellation of the
>>> co-marketing agreement. She is also working to determine if it is still
>>> possible for us to offer the training at the event. We’ll update everyone
>>> when we know more.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>  --
>>>
>>> Michael Coates
>>> Chairman of OWASP Board
>>>
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>>> https://lists.owasp.org/mailman/listinfo/owasp-leaders
>>>
>>>
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