[Owasp-leaders] RSA

Antonio Fontes antonio.fontes at owasp.org
Thu Jan 9 15:14:48 UTC 2014


Hi Simon,
I "skipped" the very first line indeed, my mistake!
If it's just a pulse of the community then we can ignore my questions in
my previous email.

Thanks for taking the time to clarify :)

cheers,
antonio




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antonio.fontes at owasp.org
Board Leader - OWASP Geneva
Board Member - OWASP Switzerland

On 1/9/2014 4:05 PM, psiinon wrote:
> Hi Antonio,
> 
> As stated on the very first line of
> https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Polls: "OWASP Polls are a way of getting
> the 'pulse' of the OWASP community - they should not be considered
> 'binding'."
> 
> The polls are intended as a way for OWASP members to register their
> opinions, they are definitely NOT a vote on what we should actually do.
> 
> The polls have not been officially commissioned, approved or sanctioned
> in any way (as yet).
> I set them up as there seemed to be a need for them and no one else beat
> me to it ;)
> I've stated that anyone wanting to ask questions should check with me
> first, but I have no problem with including other people in that process
> or changing it completely. Its all very ad-hoc at the moment ;)
> 
> And I'm very happy for us as an organization to discuss and decide how
> we want the polls to work.
> 
> Cheers,
> 
> Simon
> 
> 
> On Thu, Jan 9, 2014 at 2:52 PM, Antonio Fontes <antonio.fontes at owasp.org
> <mailto:antonio.fontes at owasp.org>> wrote:
> 
> 
>     Board,
> 
>     I don't want to question Eoin's decision (I fully understand and support
>     it at the personal level) but I have a question regarding the motivation
>     that was mentioned ("I was voted to lead by you") that raised my
>     attention.
> 
>     The poll clearly indicates that 60% of the leaders voted in favor of the
>     training at RSAC as planned. A message from Michael yesterday indicated
>     a vote from the board in favor to the training.
> 
>     Under these circumstances, I am not really sure I understand how the
>     vote works as I see the training apparently being cancelled (or is there
>     someone replacing Eoin?).
> 
>     Which brings me to the actual questions:
>     1) Is the voting system setup by Simon an enacting tool for decisions or
>     is it only "polling the opinion"?
>     2) Who can decide whether or not a question should be put to vote?
>     Depending on the answer to the first question, it might be important to
>     have a debate on this question...
> 
>     cheers,
>     Antonio
> 
>     PS: in case there is doubt on how to handle all this voting thing, I
>     would strongly suggest referring to this page for suggestions :)
>     http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voting_in_Switzerland
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
>     --
>     antonio.fontes at owasp.org <mailto:antonio.fontes at owasp.org>
>     Board Leader - OWASP Geneva
>     Board Member - OWASP Switzerland
> 
>     On 1/9/2014 3:05 PM, Eoin Keary wrote:
>     > OWASP leaders,
>     >
>     > I've decided to pull my delivery of training from the RSA conference.
>     >
>     > I don't believe supporting in organisation who tries to control
>     other organisations (whom they talk to) or is allegedly involved
>     with weak crypto/NSA conspiracy is good for the foundation.
>     >
>     > I also request that OWASP pull the plug on any involvement with
>     RSA for 2014.
>     >
>     > Sorry I this upsets some people. I was voted (as a board member)
>      to lead by you and I am trying to do just that.
>     >
>     >
>     >
>     >
>     > Eoin Keary
>     > Owasp Global Board
>     > +353 87 977 2988 <tel:%2B353%2087%20977%202988>
>     >
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