[Owasp-leaders] Help and Pray for Nepal

John Patrick Lita john.patrick.lita at owasp.org
Fri May 1 13:26:43 UTC 2015


Yes Eion that would be great! it just my suggestion,


On Fri, May 1, 2015 at 5:31 AM, Josh Sokol <josh.sokol at owasp.org> wrote:

> While I certainly echo the sentiments of the group towards the tragedy in
> Nepal, I have concerns about the precedent that this would set.  We all
> have causes in addition to OWASP that we are passionate about.  For
> example, my grandmother died of MS and I make a contribution to an
> organization that supports research into that each year.  Can I now request
> to have my OWASP membership funds donated to that non-profit?  Before we
> know it, anyone can request funds donated to OWASP to go someplace else.
> OWASP's mission is application security.  I think that Tobias hit the nail
> on the head when he said that we should be looking for ways that our money
> can help Nepal while at the same time fulfilling our mission.  Now, if Eoin
> wants to organize some sort of effort collecting personal funds from our
> impassioned leaders to donate to help Nepal, then I have no issues with
> that.  I really hate to be a buzzkill here, but as Board members it is our
> fiduciary responsibility to ensure that Foundation funds are being spent on
> fulfilling our mission statement.
>
> ~josh
>
> On Fri, May 1, 2015 at 6:25 AM, Eoin Keary <eoin.keary at owasp.org> wrote:
>
>> Tobias, I'm certainly happy for OWASP to donate edgescans 2015 corporate
>> membership funds and also Appsec 2015 silver sponsorship funds to a good
>> cause like Nepal. I don't think such funds are ring-fenced in any way.
>>
>>
>> Eoin Keary
>> BCC Risk Advisory - edgescan
>> CTO
>>
>>
>> On 1 May 2015, at 00:46, Tobias <tobias.gondrom at owasp.org> wrote:
>>
>> Hi Eoin,
>>
>> my heart and thoughts go out to the victims of this tragic disaster and
>> their families. And I will donate from my own money to the relieve programs
>> and encourage others to follow that example.
>>
>> But I do not believe, we as OWASP can use money donated to OWASP for the
>> purpose of the OWASP mission and re-donate for another purpose. The funds
>> we receive have been given to us for the sole purpose of the OWASP mission
>> and it can create serious legal problems if we would attempt to re-purpose
>> funds donated to OWASP for another task.
>>
>> So my suggestion is that people should donate to the helping charity
>> organisations individually. Maybe you like to do so, too?
>>
>> And if there are OWASP activities that are in line with our OWASP mission
>> that could help our friends in Nepal through that, we should consider doing
>> them. Maybe you have some practical ideas. Maybe there is an open source
>> team that can help with some ideas or code a project for the rebuild. Or in
>> a couple of months when Nepal is rebuilding, we host an OWASP chapter event
>> and send a speaker to help rebuild activity in the Nepal security
>> communities. Open for ideas.
>>
>> Best regards, Tobias
>>
>>
>>
>> On 30/04/15 22:01, Eoin Keary wrote:
>>
>> Whatever works. I believe money travels faster but helping is what is
>> most important..
>> I'd like to see if we can get approval first from the foundation?
>>
>> Eoin Keary
>> BCC Risk Advisory - edgescan
>> CTO
>>
>>
>> On 30 Apr 2015, at 18:42, John Patrick Lita <john.patrick.lita at owasp.org>
>> wrote:
>>
>>   Eion i agree +1, but if we Directly Buy Food and Water and Send them
>> Directly to Nepal? we can Address the Goods one of our chapter in Nepal?
>>
>> On Thu, Apr 30, 2015 at 10:14 AM, Matthew Parsons <
>> mparsons at parsonsisconsulting.com> wrote:
>>
>>>  +1 I agree with donating the money.
>>> Matt
>>>
>>> Sent from my iPhone
>>>
>>> On Apr 30, 2015, at 11:50 AM, Eoin Keary <eoin.keary at owasp.org> wrote:
>>>
>>>   I'd suggest the foundation donate €10,000 to the Red Cross. I'm sure
>>> from memory the foundation has the funds.
>>> Who's with me!!??
>>>
>>> Eoin Keary
>>> BCC Risk Advisory - edgescan
>>> CTO
>>>
>>>
>>> On 29 Apr 2015, at 17:47, Riotaro OKADA <riotaro.okada at owasp.org> wrote:
>>>
>>>  Hello Leaders,
>>>
>>> The Nepal chapter lead Gaurab Raj Pant has contacted me today,
>>> and told me their situation.
>>>
>>> ================================
>>> As I’m sure you already know, a devastating 7.6 Richter scale
>>> earthquake hit Nepal on the 25th April 2015, at 11: 58 AM, destroying
>>> many historical landmarks, houses, roads and killing approx. 3725
>>> people in 48 of 75 districts in Nepal while the death toll still
>>> continues to rise.
>>>
>>> Continued tremors are still being felt, meaning everyone is out on the
>>> open area where ever they can find. Should tremors continue (which has
>>> stopped for the last few hours) and if people are out like this, we
>>> are likely to see huge challenge of basic supplies like water and also
>>> major public health disaster. If tremors stop and people can go to
>>> their homes and their life, Kathmandu, for the most part, should be
>>> fine. Outside Kathmandu, the situation is severe. Thousands are now
>>> homeless, have lost all supplies to the quakes, students have passed
>>> away, and community members continue to cry out for help but to no
>>> avail. From what we have seen in our attempt to provide relief, there
>>> has been no effort from the government or other agencies in rural
>>> Nepal.
>>>
>>> Please help Nepalese.
>>> ================================
>>>
>>> And he and his family are safe so far, but living at tents in open space.
>>> People need Medical, Tents, Cloths, water purifier continuously, though
>>>  Red Cross has fed these. As for chapter members, some could be
>>>  connected safe but still some are not still connected, Gaurab said.
>>>
>>> I do not have enough information to help them but I strongly encourage
>>> all of you chapter leads to find how to help Nepal's people and society
>>> from various ways.
>>>
>>> Thanks,
>>>
>>> Rio
>>>
>>> --
>>> Riotaro OKADA
>>> OWASP Japan Chapter
>>> Leader
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