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I never expected to get involved in open source. I didn't even really know very much about it. When I donated WebGoat to OWASP I had no idea what would happen. I guess I just thought it would be cool if more people could use it to learn about application security.
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I never expected to get involved in open source. I didn't even really know very much about it when I donated WebGoat to OWASP back in 2002. I had no idea what would happen. I guess I just thought it would be cool if more people could use it to learn about application security.
  
 
Working on the first OWASP Top Ten, I started to realize the power of OWASP's independence, transparency, and openness. I discovered a community of smart, passionate, and commited researchers who believe in the importance of securing the Internet and the software that makes it happen.
 
Working on the first OWASP Top Ten, I started to realize the power of OWASP's independence, transparency, and openness. I discovered a community of smart, passionate, and commited researchers who believe in the importance of securing the Internet and the software that makes it happen.
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Today, OWASP has grown to a worldwide organziation with over 150 chapters and thousands of volunteers. We have produced high quality books, tools, libraries, and more. We have conferences all over the world. And we've done it all because people just like you decided to help figure it out.
 
Today, OWASP has grown to a worldwide organziation with over 150 chapters and thousands of volunteers. We have produced high quality books, tools, libraries, and more. We have conferences all over the world. And we've done it all because people just like you decided to help figure it out.
  
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But we are just starting up a staggeringly big mountain. We're struggling with the easy problems while the hard problems keep piling up. And so I’m writing today to ask you to protect and sustain OWASP. Together, we can change software market forever. We can make secure code the default and enable fantastic amazing innovations that are difficult to even imagine today.
  
And I’m writing today to ask you to protect and sustain Wikipedia.
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Each year at this time, we reach out to ask you and others all across the software community to help us ensure an Internet that's safe enough for Mom and kids, finances, defense, healthcare, and science.
  
Together, we can keep it free of charge and free of advertising. We can keep it open - you can use the information in Wikipedia any way you want. We can keep it growing - spreading knowledge everywhere, and inviting participation from everyone.
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If you think the software market needs OWASP as a source of truth and innovation - I hope you’ll choose to act right now.
 
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Each year at this time, we reach out to ask you and others all across the Wikimedia community to help sustain our joint enterprise with a modest donation of $20, $35, $50 or more.
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If you value Wikipedia as a source of information - and a source of inspiration - I hope you’ll choose to act right now.
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All the best,
 
All the best,
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P.S. Wikipedia is about the power of people like us to do extraordinary things. People like us write Wikipedia, one word at a time. People like us fund it, one donation at a time. It's proof of our collective potential to change the world.
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P.S. OWASP is about software that's safe enough to trust with your most critical information. It doesn't matter if you 7 or 70, if you love software, we can use your help.
  
 
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