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

Bev Corwin bev.corwin at owasp.org
Fri Jul 11 20:31:45 UTC 2014


On Fri, Jul 11, 2014 at 3:39 PM, Richard Greenberg <
richard.greenberg at owasp.org> wrote:

> 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
> <http://www.appsecusa.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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>> Azzeddine RAMRAMI
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>> OWASP Leader (Morocco Chapter)
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