[Owasp-leaders] Meetup.com goes Deep Politcal
Ralph Durkee (OWASP)
Ralph.Durkee at owasp.org
Thu Feb 16 11:16:00 UTC 2017
The #resist movement falls in the category of campaigning against a
political candidate, that is Donald Trump. Meetup coaches its words, but
the #resist is very clearly political. Try Google search on "#resist"
if you are not familiar with it.
-- Ralph Durkee
On 02/15/2017 09:11 PM, Andy Lewis wrote:
> Huh. Seems like Meetup may have already gotten the message.
> I agree with Ralph - if Meetup's landing page is #resist or if
> their actions make it impossible to separate their politics from our
> activities it's appropriate to find an alternative.
> On Wednesday, February 15, 2017, Justin Ferguson
> <justin.ferguson at owasp.org <mailto:justin.ferguson at owasp.org>> wrote:
> How is this political?
> On Wed, Feb 15, 2017 at 7:34 PM Ralph Durkee (OWASP)
> <Ralph.Durkee at owasp.org> wrote:
> I understand we have a lot of usage of meetup and making quick
> would consume resources we can't spare. I also understand
> there is no
> easy or quick answer. However with such a service we must to
> link to the
> meetup website, and the political nature of their home page
> infringes on
> OWASP attempt to be politically neutral. I'm not expecting a
> change that would be disruptive to progress, but we should
> consider what
> what their free speech does to politicize our organization, we
> talk to them and consider the politicizing effect in
> evaluating future
> or expanded usage of meetup solutions.
> -- Ralph Durkee
> On 02/14/2017 09:21 PM, Andrew van der Stock wrote:
> > If OWASP constantly made decisions relating the shifting
> sands of
> > lobbying and power and alliances, we'd still get it wrong as
> > large firms we rely on pay lobbyists to gain influence in US
> > here and abroad. I think this is a good discussion to have,
> but I
> > don't see any immediate change in our commercial posture
> unless it's
> > particularly egregarious.
> > Having a political stance baked into OWASP supply chain
> decisions is a
> > political decision, whether we like it or not. Not making a
> > is a political decision. I understand that we will not make
> > happy with this stance, but I think it should be up to the
> Board to
> > evaluate this and make a decision if we change our approach
> or not. I
> > do not presume to answer for the entire Board, because
> that's not how
> > this works.
> > thanks,
> > Andrew
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> Justin Ferguson
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> justin.ferguson at owasp.org
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