[Owasp-leaders] Meetup.com goes Deep Politcal

Justin Ferguson justin.ferguson at owasp.org
Tue Feb 14 01:18:10 UTC 2017


Fully agree, Seba.

On Mon, Feb 13, 2017 at 7:16 PM Seba <seba at owasp.org> wrote:

> do not turn this into a political thread / discussion.
>
> If we stop using services from organisations that communicate an opinion,
> I suggest you also stop using their services/products.
> See
> http://heavy.com/news/2017/02/complete-full-list-of-companies-who-that-are-against-opposing-opposed-to-donald-trump-travel-immigration-ban/
>
> Honestly, stay focused on appsec at owasp. That challenge is already big
> enough :-).
>
>
> Seba
>
>
> On Mon, Feb 13, 2017 at 4:46 PM Ralph Durkee (OWASP) <
> Ralph.Durkee at owasp.org> 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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Justin Ferguson
OWASP-Kansas City Chapter Leader
justin.ferguson at owasp.org
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