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

johanna curiel curiel johanna.curiel at owasp.org
Wed May 11 12:35:35 UTC 2016

Hi Ahmed

I personally don't think that thats appropriate in a moment of grief at
this moment. Most of the time we feel like we want to do more to show our
respect and appreciation and I understand your idea.

However, having also recently experience the death of cancer of a dear
friend of my daughter, a child of 14 years old, I think we need to respect
the family grief and their loss by allowing them peace.



On Wed, May 11, 2016 at 8:24 AM, Ahmed Neil <ahmed.neil at owasp.org> wrote:

> Can we make a video saying our appreciations and how was Paul meant to us
> and send it to his family?
> On May 11, 2016 3:22 PM, "Matt Konda" <matt.konda at owasp.org> wrote:
>> All,
>> I wanted to thank each of you for your emails and expressions of
>> condolences.  I printed them into a PDF and passed them on to Paul's wife
>> and she specifically thanked the OWASP community for sharing these
>> expressions of sympathy.  I think it meant a lot to her.
>> Matt
>> On Tue, May 3, 2016 at 9:10 PM, Kevin W. Wall <kevin.w.wall at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>> All,
>>> I have created the tribute page to Paul on our wiki at:
>>> https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Tribute_to_Paul_Ritchie
>>> Those of you who are more talented than I can make it
>>> look nicer, but I would ask that you all add the sentiments
>>> that you have expressed here in these posts to these mailing
>>> lists on that wiki page so that Paul's family can have
>>> a lasting memory of Paul and his time at OWASP. Please
>>> try to be positive, remembering that we are doing this
>>> to help his family during a difficult time.
>>> Thanks in advance and RIP, Paul.
>>> -kevin
>>> On Tue, May 3, 2016 at 7:41 AM, Matt Konda <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.
>>>> <https://www.themmrf.org/donate-to-mmrf/>
>>>> Sincerely,
>>>> Matt Konda
>>>> On behalf of the OWASP Global Board
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Johanna Curiel
OWASP Volunteer
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