[Owasp-leaders] Fwd: Urgent** Get Connected and Status Update : Chapter Leaders only

Munir Njiru munir.njiru at owasp.org
Fri Apr 1 06:09:54 UTC 2016

If this hasn't been put to a vote by all local chapters , I believe it
would be a more appropriate approach to follow to avoid the friction. It
may be a good idea to standardise but it also needs buy in or else it will
remain purely just an idea and start constant political wars than progress.

My 2 cents

Kind Regards,

Munir Njenga,
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On Thu, Mar 31, 2016 at 9:26 PM, Akash Mahajan <akash.mahajan at owasp.org>

> Hello Fellow Chapter Leaders,
> This email has been sent to a bunch of city OWASP  chapters in India.
> I would like clarification on under what rules of OWASP Handbook does this
> kind of action is defined under.
> As far as I understand once we have mature city chapters in a country, a
> country wide chapter is defunct as that makes no sense. As it is, OWASP as
> a legal entity exists only in the USA (AFAIK, I could be wrong)
> The tone of the email is quite hostile and without any transparency on how
> a few individuals have become we have to report to, this seems unfair and
> this point a bit of sham.
> I apologise if my email is reactionary in its tone, but while we are doing
> some excellent work in our city, we honestly didn't sign up to be dictated
> by folks who in their introductory email seem to have forgotten common
> courtesy.
> Thank you for reading.
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Milan Singh Thakur <milan at owasp.org>
> Date: 31 March 2016 at 17:45
> Subject: Urgent** Get Connected and Status Update : Chapter Leaders only
> Hi Team,
> I am glad to announce that I and Nitin Pandey will be leading OWASP INDIA
> now.
> We need to sync up and work effectively hereafter to ensure consistency of
> chapters in India. If you guys have any issues regarding your chapters and
> need support, then feel free to ping me or Nitin for it. We will ensure
> full support actively.
> We are going to organise *AppSec INDIA* event starting this year. We will
> choose active chapter Leaders to be part of INDIA Board and Event Committee.
> *Note*: All chapters are being monitored now. So please ensure you
> maintain activity or else STRICT ACTION will be taken against those
> chapters. We have noticed few Leaders are misusing OWASP name for
> commercial purpose, this will not be tolerated. Legal action will be taken.
> We are giving 30 April 2016 as deadline for making your chapter active
> again. If still found to be inactive, then Leadership will be transferred
> to more capable/willing candidate.
> If any buddy of your's is willing to start new chapter/student_chapter,
> then let us know.
> Lot of surprises are coming this year for OWASP Buddies :)
> Regards,
> Milan Singh Thakur
> OWASP Foundation
> Mob: +91 9405901005
> --
> Warm regards,
> Akash Mahajan
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