Chapter Handbook/Chapter 2: Mandatory Chapter Rules

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While the internal affairs of a chapter are in the hand of the chapter leadership, some rules apply to all chapter and must be followed. Those rules are summarized below.

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Legal

Local Chapters operate independently from the OWASP Foundation, and Local Chapter leaders are responsible for all aspects of their meetings. Local Chapters should use the official OWASP Portal (www.owasp.org) and mailing lists for communications, and should not use or display the OWASP logo on other websites. Commercial use of the OWASP name or logo is strictly prohibited.

Charter

Each Local Chapter agrees to the Code of Ethics and Principles and adhere to the general concept of OWASP: to produce free and open unbiased tools and documentation promoting software and application security.

Privacy

The privacy of chapter members and meeting attendees should be protected. Local Chapters should not disclose names, email addresses, or other identifying information about members. Only aggregate statistics can be referenced. If a meeting co-sponsor is utilized that organization might consider doing a raffle in exchange for business cards.

Minimum Activity

Each chapter is required to maintain a minimum activity as set forth in the life cycle chapter.

Resolving Dispute

While chapters are free to chose their method of conduct as long as it is withing the guidelines listed above, any person (OWASP member or not) can bringan issue under dispute before the OWASP Global Chapter Committee (GCC). The GCC will investigate and advise the OWASP board on a course of action to resolve the matter.