[WASC-WAFEC] Vote on making WAFEC a WASC/OWASP project

Seba seba at owasp.org
Mon Nov 12 06:36:10 EST 2012


I vote yes.

Seba



On Mon, Nov 12, 2012 at 11:17 AM, Ofer Shezaf <ofer at shezaf.com> wrote:

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> Hi All,****
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> As promised I am opening the vote for making WAFEC a joined WASC and OWASP
> project.****
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> The proposed guidelines for this more are (updated based on comments from
> the group and WASC officers):****
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> **·         **The name, when affiliation is used, would be "The
> WASC/OWASP Web Application Firewall Evaluation Criteria".****
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> **·         **Governance would be mutual, i.e. any decision about the
> project which is not within the project team itself has to be agreed upon
> by the OWASP GPC (i.e. Project Committee) and by the WASC officers. The
> project leader is the arbitrator in case of a conflict (this change is
> based on a request by Jeremiah Grossman, WASC founder).****
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> **·         **Participation is open for all and does not require being an
> OWASP or a WASC member.****
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> Vote Yes/No. Voting is open until Nov 19th EOD (American Samoa, that is
> UTC-11, time zone)****
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> Now for my voting pitch:****
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> I think the change is important and would benefit WAFEC tremendously. I
> would go a step further it is needed to ensure we actually succeed:****
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> Why?****
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> **·         **Making it happen – we need more people. I now have two
> chapter assigned and many are still waiting.  Joining hands with OWASP will
> make joining the project appealing to many more people.****
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> **·         **Outreach – people in the application security community
> have heard about OWASP, and joining hands with OWASP would enable
> leveraging this to reach more people. This includes chapters outreach (from
> Khartoum, The Sudan to Omaha, Nebraska) as well as an official room in
> local and global conferences.****
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> **·         **Vendor image - WASC is perceived as a "vendors'
> organization" and the list of participants in WAFEC certainly proves that.
> Affiliation with OWASP will****
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> help popularize WAFEC also with customers, which I think is very good for
> the project.****
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> I must say I think it would be hard for me to complete the project
> successfully otherwise. ****
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> ~ Ofer****
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> Ofer Shezaf****
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> [+972-54-4431119; ofer at shezaf.com, www.shezaf.com]****
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