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

Arturo 'Buanzo' Busleiman buanzo at buanzo.com.ar
Tue Jan 31 18:35:59 UTC 2017


Some useful links:

https://www.irs.gov/charities-non-profits/charitable-organizations/published-guidance-on-political-campaign-activity-of-501-c-3-organizations

https://www.irs.gov/uac/election-year-activities-and-the-prohibition-on-political-campaign-intervention-for-section-501-c-3-organizations

https://www.irs.gov/charities-non-profits/charitable-organizations/the-restriction-of-political-campaign-intervention-by-section-501-c-3-tax-exempt-organizations

A non-official analysis:
https://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/limits-political-campaigning-501c3-nonprofits-29982.html


On Tue, Jan 31, 2017 at 3:30 PM, Tiffany Long <tiffany.long at owasp.org>
wrote:

> 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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