[Owasp-leaders] Meetup.com goes Deep Politcal

Haral Tsitsivas haral.tsitsivas at owasp.org
Tue Feb 14 01:06:12 UTC 2017


My chapter members are members of multiple meetups and that's what they use
to track, schedule and RSVP to their meetings, including our Chapter
meeting.
Moving to another platform may reduce the chapter's reach and visibility,
so I intend to keep using meetup.com for the foreseeable future...


On Mon, Feb 13, 2017 at 5:01 PM, Shahmeer Amir <shahmeer.amir at owasp.org>
wrote:

> I was also thinking of doing the same
>
> --
> Sent from myMail for Android
> Tuesday, 14 February 2017, 05:54AM +05:00 from Sean Auriti
> sean.auriti at owasp.org:
>
>
> We could build our own websites per chapter and host them on Github.
>>
> On Mon, Feb 13, 2017 at 7:45 PM, Ralph Durkee (OWASP) <
> Ralph.Durkee at owasp.org
> <https://e-aj.my.com/compose/?mailto=mailto%[email protected]>>
> wrote:
>
> Until recently meetup.com has catered to and been used by people of a
> wide diversity of backgrounds. Now they have turned their organization into
> an political movement that is sure to disenfranchise a large chunk of the
> OWASP community.   It's no longer appropriate for OWASP to have a
> relationship with an organization that is politically biased and offensive
> to people that disagree with their political views, or don't want to
> support the political agenda.  On the meetup home at the bottom is floating
> panel with a link to https://www.meetup.com/pro/resist/
>
> How can we sever our relationship with meetup?  I know I recently got an
> email saying my account was expiring and asking me to pay the $50 meetup
> membership fee.  I won't pay it!
>
> --
> -- Ralph Durkee
>
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