[Owasp-leaders] FW: Response to Change of Location for AppSec EU 2018

Timur 'x' Khrotko [owasp] timur at owasp.org
Sat Feb 24 23:37:25 UTC 2018


Hope AppSecEU in Israel next year will settle this weird story!
Cheers,
Timur

On Thu, Feb 22, 2018 at 9:56 AM Avi D (OWASP Israel) <avi.douglen at owasp.org>
wrote:

> FYI, the response from the OWASP Israel chapter leaders sent to the
> owasp-israel mailing list.
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> *To:* owasp-israel at lists.owasp.org
> *Subject:* Response to Change of Location for AppSec EU 2018
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> Hi everyone,
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> In response to the final decision to change the location of AppSec Europe
> <http://lists.owasp.org/pipermail/owasp-leaders/2018-January/018954.html>,
> the OWASP Israel chapter leaders protest this decision. We would like to
> express our deep disappointment with the outcome, and in particular with
> the process that lead to this situation. We feel that the Leadership of the
> OWASP Foundation made a rash decision that is alienating many local
> chapters and the innovation coming from them, and is moving to profit
> driven decisions, with little evidence to back up their claims. At this
> point in time, we feel that the reasons for this decision are still not
> clear or well founded.
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> We feel that the actions that were taken by Foundation Leadership broke
> the trust between local communities and the global foundation. That said,
> we are pleased that the current Global Board does recognize the problems
> with how this move was conducted, and are devoted to fixing the process and
> the culture. They seem to be recommitting the Foundation to its core values
> of transparency, integrity, innovation, and global community, as well as
> adhering to the expected level of professionalism and respectful
> communication. The responsibility for re-building that broken trust is in
> the hands of the OWASP Global Board members, and while there are challenges
> we expect they will be working to repair it.
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> One of the first steps that the Board has already suggested to start to
> repair the damage, is to host AppSec Europe 2019 (or a Global AppSec event)
> in Tel Aviv. We are confident that if this comes to pass, we will be able
> to put on a fantastic event as was originally planned for this year, and it
> will prove to be one of the most successful AppSecEU’s, as well as
> financially profitable. As with any decision that has been taken by the
> Israeli chapter in the past, our ultimate goal is to promote Application
> Security and contribute to our local community, and we will continue to do
> so in the future. We will continue to practice, share, and educate through
> our local chapter meetings throughout the year, and especially at our
> immensely successful AppSec Israel conference.
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> In the meantime, if you are disappointed about not getting to Tel Aviv to
> attend AppSecEU this year, we strongly recommend you plan to join us at the
> fantastic AppSecIL <https://appsecil.org/> (date TBA), as well as at some
> of the other amazing security conferences that are coming to Tel Aviv:
> EuroCrypt <https://eurocrypt.iacr.org/2018/> (April), DevSecCon
> <https://www.devseccon.com/tel-aviv-2018/> (May), and BSidesTLV
> <https://www.bsidestlv.com/> + CyberWeek (June)!
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> Respectfully,
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> The OWASP Israel chapter leaders - Or Katz, Avi Douglen, Ofer Maor, Yossi
> Oren, Irene Abezgauz and Hemed Gur Ary
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