[Owasp-leaders] Feedback on projects names

psiinon psiinon at gmail.com
Mon Oct 3 15:24:35 UTC 2016


Naming projects is _really_ hard :/
I definitely think that project names are very important, but what sort of
advice and guidance can we really give?
"Choose something that is memorable, vaguely applicable and hasnt been
chosen by another significant project"?

Cheers,

Simon

On Mon, Oct 3, 2016 at 4:04 PM, Martin Knobloch <martin.knobloch at owasp.org>
wrote:

> Hi Tiffany, et all,
>
> I would most definitely not 'require' a certain naming, but suggesting /
> helping the project team with finding a catching name.
> Your considerations are definitely a good step in the right direction IMHO.
> Nevertheless, for existing projects a renaming / re-branding can also work
> confusing!
>
> Cheers,
> -martin
>
> On Mon, Oct 3, 2016 at 4:49 PM, Tiffany Long <tiffany.long at owasp.org>
> wrote:
>
>> I love that someone brought this up before me!  I have been thinking on
>> this for a few months now.  :)  The question is do we want to put out some
>> requirements for naming future projects or do we want to simply put
>> together suggested marketing guidelines for new project leaders to have as
>> an FYI?
>>
>>  I lean towards maximum, informed freedom. Perhaps a "here are some
>> considerations to assess when naming your project" worksheet and then
>> support whatever the project leader chooses.
>>
>> Thoughts?
>>
>>
>> Tiffany Long
>> Community Manager
>>
>> On Sun, Oct 2, 2016 at 9:55 AM, John Patrick Lita <
>> john.patrick.lita at owasp.org> wrote:
>>
>>> +1 for martin i will share once i have an idea about his, nice idea
>>>
>>> On 2 Oct 2016 10:53 pm, "Bev Corwin" <bev.corwin at owasp.org> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Hi Katy,
>>>>
>>>> Very interesting feedback about OWASP being more Enterprise-like and
>>>> less Ubiquitous, IoT, SMB, Non Profit or Individual-like focci. Acronyms
>>>> are an adjustment, so I agree with Martin that having easy acronyms helps,
>>>> too. Any other tips? Thank you and best wishes.
>>>>
>>>> Sincerely,
>>>> Bev
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On Sun, Oct 2, 2016 at 10:15 AM, Martin Knobloch <
>>>> martin.knobloch at owasp.org> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> ‎Hi Katy,
>>>>>
>>>>> Valid point! I find the same problems when talking to developers. More
>>>>> 'speaking' names, e.g. ZAP or SAMM do work much better as they are easier
>>>>> to remember!
>>>>>
>>>>> My 2cents,
>>>>> -martin
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> *From: *Katy Anton
>>>>> *Sent: *zondag 2 oktober 2016 15:31
>>>>> *To: *owasp-leaders at lists.owasp.org
>>>>> *Cc: *Jim Manico‎
>>>>> *Subject: *[Owasp-leaders] Feedback on projects names
>>>>>
>>>>> Leaders,
>>>>>
>>>>> Over the weekend I’ve been to a developer conference to talk about the
>>>>> OWASP Proactive Controls.
>>>>>
>>>>> There, I got an interesting feedback from a developer:
>>>>> “The OWASP always feels a bit enterprise-like to me, with all the
>>>>> acronyms and complicated naming that goes with it, but Katy did a good job
>>>>> making things a lot simpler.”
>>>>>
>>>>> Although the talk presented just ASVS and Proactive Controls, the
>>>>> comment was about OWASP projects in general.
>>>>>
>>>>> I think is a fair comment that needs some thought.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> All the best,
>>>>>
>>>>> *Katy Anton *
>>>>>
>>>>> OWASP Bristol (UK) Chapter Leader
>>>>>
>>>>> Email: katy.anton at owasp.org
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
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