[Owasp-leaders] Meetup.com goes Deep Politcal

Rahim Jina rahim.jina at owasp.org
Tue Feb 14 17:04:19 UTC 2017


A company that is promoting equality, diversity and womans rights - since
when was this a bad thing?

Now if a company was promoting oppression, prejudice and misogyny....now
that's when severing relationships should be considered.


On 14 February 2017 at 00:45, 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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