[Owasp-leaders] [Owasp-community] IAB Statement on the Trade in Security Technologies

Jonathan Carter jonathan.carter at owasp.org
Mon Jun 22 20:14:23 UTC 2015


On a slightly related note, are there any OWASP projects that focus on
law?  It would be interesting to have a project that focuses on current
legislation and makes authoritative statements on the efficacy /
ramifications of law.

On Fri, Jun 19, 2015 at 11:38 PM, Jim Manico <jim.manico at owasp.org> wrote:

> One of the very few ways we can lose our tax exempt 501(c)3 status - the
> status of a charity - is to engage in lobbying activities.
>
> These activities are loosely defined, but we have a responsibility to
> avoid trying to influence legislation at OWASP •if• we wish to maintain our
> tax exempt status.
>
> http://www.irs.gov/Charities-&-Non-Profits/Lobbying
>
> It is a core part of the boards fiduciary duty to protect the foundation
> from losing its tax exempt status.
>
> However, we can as a foundation and as a community still participate in
> this issue by serving our shared mission with care. Let our sword be open
> source solutions that help achieve these important security goals. Let our
> shields be powerful free documentation that helps inform all about
> application security.
>
> Aloha,
> --
> Jim Manico
> @Manicode
> (808) 652-3805
>
> On Jun 19, 2015, at 6:49 PM, Kristian Erik Hermansen <
> kristian.hermansen at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> +1000...with NSA Bullrun and other secret programs known to weaken crypto
> around the world to a similar end, it is our responsibility as a community
> to stand up and say no. As many of us have the power to vote in the USA, we
> also have the ability to act as agents for the remainder of the world that
> doesn't have such a privilege to influence US policy. So we need to take
> that role and responsibility very seriously and make sure that U.S.
> policymakers understand crypto weakening proposals and actions are
> unacceptable for the greater health of the Internet and autonomy of its
> citizenry.
> On Fri, Jun 19, 2015 at 9:08 PM Jeff Williams <jeff.williams at owasp.org>
> wrote:
>
>> Thanks for pointing this out.  Totally agree and I wish OWASP had come
>> out with a similar statement of values.
>>
>> --Jeff
>>
>> Jeff Williams | CTO
>> Contrast Security
>> @planetlevel @contrastsec
>> _____________________________
>> From: Tobias <tobias.gondrom at owasp.org>
>> Sent: Sunday, June 14, 2015 4:44 AM
>> Subject: [Owasp-community] IAB Statement on the Trade in Security
>> Technologies
>> To: <owasp-community at lists.owasp.org>
>>
>>
>>
>> I thought this is noteworthy.
>>
>> *IAB Statement on the Trade in Security Technologies*
>>
>>
>> https://www.iab.org/documents/correspondence-reports-documents/2015-2/iab-statement-on-the-trade-in-security-technologies/
>>
>> And I am in strong agreement with the above statement.
>>
>> What do you think?
>>
>> Best regards,
>>
>> Tobias
>>
>>
>>
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