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

Tiffany Long tiffany.long at owasp.org
Tue Jan 31 18:30:09 UTC 2017


Arturo,

Due to domestic and international laws governing non-profits and our 501(c)(3)
status in the US Chapters are not allowed to advocate political or policy
positions nor can they sign contracts for the foundation.

Best,
Tiffany

Tiffany Long
Community Manager

On Tue, Jan 31, 2017 at 10:23 AM, Arturo 'Buanzo' Busleiman <
buanzo at buanzo.com.ar> wrote:

> If I may drop an opinion, each OWASP *US* Chapter should be free to speak
> out, if the chapter's leadership so vote/decide/etc it. And OWASP should
> not need to declare that chapters are free to speak up, I think.
>
>
> On Tue, Jan 31, 2017 at 2:44 PM, Tony Turner <tony.turner at owasp.org>
> wrote:
>
>> 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>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> 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
>> https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Orlando
>>
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