[Owasp-leaders] [Owasp-community] [Owasp-board] Sad News

Reza Espargham reza.espargham at owasp.org
Tue May 3 21:47:57 UTC 2016


Very sad news,My condolences to his family and friends

On Wed, May 4, 2016 at 1:25 AM, Marian Ventuneac <marian.ventuneac at gmail.com
> wrote:

> Sincere condolences to the family.
>
> Marian
> OWASP Limerick Chapter
>
> On Tue, May 3, 2016 at 9:05 PM, Kevin W. Wall <kevin.w.wall at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>> Jim,
>>
>> Feel free to get it started. I'm busy for another 2 hrs. Just shoot is
>> out the link.
>>
>> Thanks,
>> -kevin
>> Sent from my Droid; please excuse typos.
>> On May 3, 2016 3:50 PM, "Jim Manico" <jim.manico at owasp.org> wrote:
>>
>>> This is a great idea that does not require a vote. If you need help let
>>> me know. I'll be sure to contribute to this as well.
>>>
>>> - Jim
>>>
>>> On 5/3/16 9:45 AM, Kevin W. Wall wrote:
>>>
>>> Matt,
>>> Very sorry to hear about Paul. He will be missed.
>>>
>>> It would be nice to have his family be made aware of everyone's thoughts
>>> and prayers. Would it be okay for me (or you) to create an OWASP wiki
>>> tribute page to Paul that OWASPers could update with their condolences and
>>> that we could then share with Paul's family by sending them the URL? I
>>> think that would be a lot better (and more lasting) than everyone just
>>> sharing amongst ourselves in this email thread. I'm not sure if we need a
>>> board vote on that or not, but I think it would be a fitting gesture. Or
>>> given massive updates, maybe use Google Drive instead.
>>>
>>> -kevin
>>> Sent from my Droid; please excuse typos.
>>> On May 3, 2016 7:42 AM, "Matt Konda" < <matt.konda at owasp.org>
>>> matt.konda at owasp.org> wrote:
>>>
>>>> OWASP Community
>>>>
>>>> May 3, 2016
>>>>
>>>> Dear Friends,
>>>>
>>>> It is with great sorrow that I must write to report the sad news of the
>>>> death of our Executive Director, Paul Ritchie, after a short illness.
>>>>
>>>> Paul first joined OWASP in August of 2014 and became the full time
>>>> Executive Director in May 2015.  He has helped the organization to grow
>>>> globally and has made an enormous difference in our community.  He will be
>>>> greatly missed.  He brought order and professionalism.  He raised our own
>>>> high expectations and delivered on the things he set out to do.  He made
>>>> all of us that worked closely with him better and more effective.  He
>>>> helped to set long term strategic goals and managed OWASP’s fiduciary
>>>> responsibilities with ease.
>>>>
>>>> On behalf of the Board of Directors, we will miss Paul for his
>>>> leadership and friendly wry knowing smile as the board worked to make
>>>> difficult choices.  I doubt I can express my own sinking feeling of grief
>>>> at the news, which came suddenly and too early.
>>>>
>>>> Paul’s family asked that we direct those in the community that would
>>>> like to show support or make a donation to do so in Paul Ritchie’s name to
>>>> the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation at
>>>> <https://www.themmrf.org/donate-to-mmrf/>https://www.themmrf.org.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Sincerely,
>>>>
>>>> Matt Konda
>>>>
>>>> On behalf of the OWASP Global Board
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
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Mohammad Reza Espargham
OWASP Iran Chapter Lead
owasp.org/index.php/iran
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