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

Jim Manico jim.manico at owasp.org
Mon Jun 22 20:18:03 UTC 2015


Hey Jonathan,

https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Category:OWASP_Legal_Project is 
inactive, but it would be cool to see it revived if you have the time.

Aloha,

-- 
Jim Manico
Global Board Member
OWASP Foundation
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On 6/22/15 10:14 AM, Jonathan Carter wrote:
> 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 
> <mailto: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 <tel:%28808%29%20652-3805>
>
>     On Jun 19, 2015, at 6:49 PM, Kristian Erik Hermansen
>     <kristian.hermansen at gmail.com
>     <mailto: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 <mailto: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
>>         <mailto: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
>>         <mailto: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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Jim Manico
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