[Owasp-leaders] "Powered by OWASP"

Colin Watson colin.watson at owasp.org
Mon Nov 24 16:09:27 UTC 2014

While we are exploring what is and is not acceptable, what do we think
about this:



I think it is good people republish OWASP's free content, but am less
sure about the use of "we" in "To achieve this we aligned the
testing....", and "Hack Insight Magazine supports this project under
the Creative Commons 2.5 License." To others it sounds like their
magazine somehow created the content.


On 24 November 2014 at 16:01, Paul Ritchie <paul.ritchie at owasp.org> wrote:
> Leaders:
> Just to reassure everyone, we are spending some time updating  the branding
> rules & policies, so we can apply consistently to each of these issues that
> pop up.  Often a over-zealous marketing type gets creative with their ad
> words, and we just have to remind them of a couple reasonable alternatives.
> This one is not so blatant that it requires an immediate 'cease & desist',
> but we will reach out to them shortly.
> Keep up the dialogue though, its good to have ideas and consensus from the
> community when applying these types of policies, especially in an
> international arena.
> Paul
> Best Regards, Paul Ritchie
> OWASP Interim Executive Director
> paul.ritchie at owasp.org
> On Sun, Nov 23, 2014 at 11:32 AM, Larry Conklin <larry.conklin at owasp.org>
> wrote:
>> I agreed it makes it look like it's approved by OWASP. You can't even
>> click on the OWASP icon to be taken to OWASP site.
>> I think this is an issue that the board and Paul needs to address with the
>> vendor.
>> Larry
>> On Thu, Nov 20, 2014 at 9:57 AM, psiinon <psiinon at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Just seen this site: http://scan.webguardshield.com/
>>> The "Powered by .." section appears to me to imply its supported by
>>> OWASP, which of course it isnt.
>>> Does anyone else read it that way?
>>> If so, whats the correct approach for dealing with these sort of things?
>>> Simon
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