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</o:shapelayout></xml><![endif]--></head><body lang=EN-US link=blue vlink=purple><div class=WordSection1><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:#1F497D'>Sometimes, when folks feel &#8220;uncomfortable&#8221; they push back in strange ways. Usually this is less about trust or backstabbing and more about people simply declaring in their own way that additional clarification is needed. A very wise CIO once said to me that I should always assume ignorance over malice.&nbsp; Now, when it comes to the thought processes of Dinis, I will be the first to admit I am still reflecting on a few things he said at OWASP 2008 to this very day&#8230;<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:#1F497D'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><b><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:gray'>James McGovern<br></span></b><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:gray'>http://twitter.com/McGovernTheory</span><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:#1F497D'><o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";color:#1F497D'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p><div style='border:none;border-top:solid #B5C4DF 1.0pt;padding:3.0pt 0in 0in 0in'><p class=MsoNormal><b><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Tahoma","sans-serif"'>From:</span></b><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Tahoma","sans-serif"'> owasp-leaders-bounces@lists.owasp.org [mailto:owasp-leaders-bounces@lists.owasp.org] <b>On Behalf Of </b>dinis cruz<br><b>Sent:</b> Monday, February 14, 2011 8:55 AM<br><b>To:</b> owasp-leaders@lists.owasp.org<br><b>Subject:</b> Re: [Owasp-leaders] Fwd: Stepping down as Board Member<o:p></o:p></span></p></div><p class=MsoNormal><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal>What is&nbsp;interesting&nbsp;about John's views, is that it only represents one (of the multiple) ecosystems/communities that lives inside OWASP.<o:p></o:p></p><div><p class=MsoNormal><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p></div><div><p class=MsoNormal>That said, I think he is spot on in his analysis, and that OWASP needs to be very careful in how handles its 'bees' (using the analogy of the 1995 article) since this community is the one that creates most 'assets' that OWASP has.<o:p></o:p></p></div><div><p class=MsoNormal><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p></div><div><p class=MsoNormal>OWASP is VERY wide and (fortunately) it covers a huge spectrum of people, interests, knowledge areas , technologies and focus. For example, there are other&nbsp;ecosystems/communities at OWASP that need complete difference approaches, process and procedures (Government, John Steven's crowd, CIO's, QA departments, students, teachers, appsec product vendors, etc...)<o:p></o:p></p></div><div><p class=MsoNormal><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p></div><div><p class=MsoNormal>Part of the reason I stepped down from the board is due to the fact that I&nbsp;realized&nbsp;that most OWASP leaders didn't&nbsp;realized/understood&nbsp;how I operated and I got things done at OWASP. And that was OK in the past, but recently It was creating too many&nbsp;allergic&nbsp;reactions.<o:p></o:p></p></div><div><p class=MsoNormal><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p></div><div><p class=MsoNormal>Using the bees analogy, I think I was a good bee keeper and was able to find creative ways to find, motivate and blossom the OWASP bees :)<o:p></o:p></p></div><div><p class=MsoNormal><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p></div><div><p class=MsoNormal>In fact, what I always found ironic, was that one of the most common complains that I received directly (or was made behind my back) was that I was too chaotic,&nbsp;disorganized and didn't 'listen' to others.<o:p></o:p></p></div><div><p class=MsoNormal><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p></div><div><p class=MsoNormal>When in fact, if you actually looked closely (or in hindsight), some of the&nbsp;activities&nbsp;that I was&nbsp;responsible&nbsp;for creating and implementing at OWASP, had multi-layer&nbsp;strategy&nbsp;and where some of our most&nbsp;organized&nbsp;and professionally executed activities. For example the last <a href="http://www.owasp.org/index.php/OWASP_Summer_of_Code_2008">OWASP Season of Code</a> or the <a href="http://www.owasp.org/index.php/OWASP_Summit_2011">Summit 2011</a><o:p></o:p></p></div><div><p class=MsoNormal style='margin-bottom:12.0pt'><br>Dinis Cruz <o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p></div></div></body></html>
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