OWASP Autumn Of Code 2006 : Press Release

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For Immediate Release

OWASP Autumn Of Code 2006

London, United Kingdom, August 31, 2006

The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) is launching today a new project aimed at financially sponsoring contributions to OWASP Projects.

The new project, called "OWASP Autumn of Code 2006", aims to sponsor 8 individuals (4 at $3,500 USD and 4 at $5,000 USD) to work on existing OWASP Projects. The objective is to improve the selected projects to a the level of completeness and professionalism required for its wide use and deployment.

There are no geographical, age or any other form of restrictions of who can apply for an "OWASP Autumn of Code 2006" sponsorship. The only requirement is that the candidate shows the potential to accomplish the project's objectives and the commitment to dedicate the time required to complete it in the allocated time frame (projects must be completed by 31st December 2006).

Prospective candidates should visit the page https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Owasp_Autumn_Of_Code_2006 for project ideas, rules and information on how to apply.

Project Schedule:

  1. 31th August – 'OWASP Autumn of Code' initiative is officially launched
  2. 18th September - Deadline for project proposals
  3. 25th September - Publish of selected projects
  4. 1st October - Project starts
  5. 15th October - Update of Project status on OWASP Conference in Seattle
  6. 15th November - Participants and to report on project status
  7. 31st December - Project Completion

The "OWASP Autumn of Code 2006" project leader is Dinis Cruz (based in London, UK) who can be contacted for further details.

About OWASP

The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) is 501c3 not-for-profit foundation dedicated to enabling organizations to develop, purchase, and maintain applications that can be trusted. OWASP's open source projects and local chapters produce free, unbiased, open-source documentation and tools. The OWASP community also facilitates conferences, local chapters, papers, presentations, and mailing lists. More information can be found at www.owasp.org.

ENDS


Contacts

Dinis Cruz, OWASP Autumn of Code Project Leader,
E-mail: dinis.cruz@owasp.net

Andrew van der Stock, OWASP Executive Director,
E-mail: vanderaj@owasp.org

Jeff Williams, OWASP Chair (Alternative contact for all OWASP matters),
E-mail:jeff.williams@owasp.org