[Owasp-leaders] Meetup.com goes Deep Politcal

Evin Hernandez evin.hernandez at owasp.org
Tue Feb 14 01:44:17 UTC 2017


Agree with Gregory .

On Mon, Feb 13, 2017 at 8:42 PM, Gregory Disney <gregory.disney at owasp.org>
wrote:

> Ralph,
> I would like to point out you are using a political organization (Google)
> to say we should severe ties. Does this have to be a huge reactionary
> tizzy? You have to ask yourself does the tool serve a purpose without
> redoing the wheel to do Meetups. If a tool is also used by political
> groups, who cares? They also profit from baseball games and bar hopping and
> everything else under the sun. So why do we care if they host political
> meetups, if it serves our needs?
>
>
> On Mon, Feb 13, 2017 at 4:45 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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Thank You,
Evin Hernandez
Owasp NJ chapter leader
evin.hernandez at owasp.org
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