[Owasp-leaders] Meetup.com goes Deep Politcal

Sean Auriti sean.auriti at owasp.org
Tue Feb 14 04:25:31 UTC 2017

I came across this mockup for an event type of website.  I'd be open to
working on an open source project like this that we could use across the

On Mon, Feb 13, 2017 at 11:21 PM, Bjoern Kimminich <
bjoern.kimminich at owasp.org> wrote:

> How is Meetup giving (among others) political groups a platform to
> organize their meetings any worse than Twitter giving people a platform to
> express (among other things) their political opinion? The fact that they
> promote it actively? They probably host those #Resist groups for free, so I
> get the argument that they are taking a position. That's stronger (in a
> good or bad way depending on personal opinion) than just abstractly voicing
> their disagreement with politics like other tech companies recently did.
> Still I don't see any harm for OWASP or the other hundreds of non-political
> groups on the platform.
> Am 14. Februar 2017 02:56:24 MEZ schrieb Ralph Durkee <rd at rd1.net>:
>> Products and services such a Google don't promote political agendas and
>> political organizations on their home page, and in their emails to
>> customers.  When they do they become a political organization, whether they
>> are for-profit or not-for-profit.  So the point is that OWASP shouldn't be
>> involved with promoting and funding political organizations.   Let's stay
>> out of the politics, and focus on AppSec as we have said before.
>> -- Ralph Durkee
>> On 02/13/2017 08:44 PM, Evin Hernandez wrote:
>> 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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