[Owasp-leaders] Mozilla speaks up. Should OWASP?

Tony Turner tony.turner at owasp.org
Tue Jan 31 17:44:56 UTC 2017

I personally think we should avoid political activity unless it impacts our
mission. If there are US based activities in support of the OWASP mission
that are hampered by the ban then we should speak up, but otherwise stay
out of it. For instance, if 90 days extends longer into the year and
prevents foreign attendees from coming to AppSecUSA (or other activities,
but I'm laser focused on Orlando right now) then that creates impact for
our organization and our mission as a whole. That being said, I think there
are ways to support our colleagues abroad without condemning the current US
political leadership.

On Tue, Jan 31, 2017 at 10:55 AM, Larry Conklin <larry.conklin at owasp.org>

> Personally I am torn here. Yes I want America safe. However I don't really
> see the value in a 90 days travel band is going to make America any safer.
> Mozilla has spoken up against it. They are in many ways a community like
> ours. Should OWASP also go on record for support or against the travel ban?
> *This past weekend the Trump Administration signed an executive order to
> temporarily suspend travel into the United States for individuals from
> Syria, Iraq, Iran, Sudan, Somalia, Yemen and Libya. This is troubling for
> us as a community on many levels.*
> *Mozilla is a global community of people sharing ideas and working
> together. We believe in opportunity for all, freedom of ideas, and that
> multiculturalism is crucial to building a true global community. This is
> why Mozilla has taken a public position against the US immigration ban. *
> https://blog.mozilla.org/blog/2017/01/28/us-immigration-ban/
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Tony Turner
OWASP Orlando Chapter Founder/Co-Leader
WAFEC Project Leader
STING Game Project Leader
tony.turner at owasp.org
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