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

Akash Mahajan akash.mahajan at owasp.org
Thu Mar 31 18:26:56 UTC 2016

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

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

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 :)

Milan Singh Thakur
OWASP Foundation
Mob: +91 9405901005

Warm regards,
Akash Mahajan

*That Web Application Security Guy* | +91 99 805 271 82
akashm.com | *@makash* on twitter | linkd.in/webappsecguy
*OWASP Bangalore Chapter Lead | null Community Manager*
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