[Owasp-leaders] [Owasp-community] In Samantha's words: "Why I resigned my role at OWASP"

Richard Greenberg richard.greenberg at owasp.org
Fri Jul 11 19:39:56 UTC 2014

I am now totally sick of hearing people bash good people, without evidence
and without following the foundation of our government: people are presumed
innocent until proven guilty. Others have asked to stop using this thread.
I implore everyone to follow this excellent advice. Snide remarks
accomplish what, exactly? Let's remember to always take the higher ground,
and think before we type. It is forever!

Thank you all.

Richard Greenberg, CISSP
President, OWASP Los Angeles, www.owaspla.org <http://www.appsecusa.org/>
ISSA Fellow
Board of Directors, ISSA Los Angeles, www.issa-la.org
LinkedIn:  http://www.linkedin.com/in/richardagreenberg
(424) 261-8111

On Fri, Jul 11, 2014 at 2:37 AM, Azzeddine Ramrami <
azzeddine.ramrami at owasp.org> wrote:

> +1
> On Fri, Jul 11, 2014 at 10:44 AM, Eurojee Jarina <eurojee.jarina at owasp.org
> > wrote:
>> This sounds like my government, full of corrupt politicians. Money, power
>> and politics.
>> On Tue, Jun 17, 2014 at 3:34 PM, Jim Manico <jim.manico at owasp.org> wrote:
>>> OWASP Community and Leaders,
>>> Since making my first wiki edit in January 2007 I have been an active
>>> and dedicated volunteer for the OWASP foundation and community.
>>> When I first joined OWASP, I was amazed at the many brilliant security
>>> minds within the organization and wanted to capture this special moment in
>>> time when the application security industry began to really take off. My
>>> passion for sharing security information with others (and wanting a
>>> platform for the brilliant OWASP security minds to share their opinions)
>>> led me to host the first OWASP podcast on November 21, 2008 and I continued
>>> to host the podcast until March 2014. I currently work on a variety of
>>> secure coding projects for the foundation.
>>> Through the years I have traveled to OWASP chapters around the globe.
>>> From Ghana to Helsinki and many points between, I have always maintained
>>> vendor neutrality and OWASP integrity as our mission and bylaws demand.
>>> On March 18, 2014 while attending the OWASP conference in Tokyo,
>>> Samantha and Dennis gave me a big "dual hug" and told me how much they
>>> loved me for my work at OWASP.
>>> Unfortunately, my and other OWASP members concerns regarding Samantha's
>>> handling of OWASP projects turned our relationship sour.
>>> Members of the technical project review group felt they were being
>>> ignored by Samantha.  I felt the same way when I expressed my concerns to
>>> her in private. I am grateful for the accomplishments Samantha did make but
>>> felt the technical project leaders concerns needed to be addressed. Before
>>> going public with my concerns I first addressed my concerns to Samantha in
>>> private. I then went to Samantha's boss who told me to "do something about
>>> it". No improvements were made so I took my concerns public.  Now I am
>>> being wrongfully accused of sexual harassment by Samantha. I have never
>>> sexually harassed Samantha. These claims are unfounded and a number of
>>> OWASP community members have told me to sue her for slander.
>>> I am aware that others are suing her and at this time but this is not a
>>> path I will take. A lawsuit simply wastes time and money and perpetuates
>>> this nonsense. We have a pattern of Samantha making claims that are not
>>> backed up by truth, a point made clearly by Josh Sokol in his response to
>>> Samantha's letter.
>>> What I am going to do now is get back to work and do whatever I can to
>>> continue supporting the OWASP community. I will be participating in the
>>> upcoming AppSec EU conference in Cambridge next week and I hope to see you
>>> there.
>>> Aloha,
>>> Jim Manico
>>> OWASP Board Member and Volunteer
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