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OWASP Autumn Of Code 2006 : Selected Projects Press Release

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For Immediate Release

OWASP Autumn of Code 2006

London, United Kingdom, September 29, 2006

The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) has recently launched a new project entitled "OWASP Autumn of Code 2006” that is aimed at financially sponsoring contributions to OWASP Projects.

On the 18th of September our call for entries ended and on the 25th of September we released our list of selected projects to be sponsored. OWASP has made the decision to sponsor 9 projects (5 at $3,500 USD and 4 at $5,000 USD) instead of our originally planned number of 8. We are pleased to report about the exceptional quality of the submissions that were received and we would also like to thank everyone who took the time and effort to submit their ideas to us. It was difficult narrowing the list down to the final 9 projects chosen, and we hope those that were not sponsored will resubmit their ideas in future OWASP sponsorships.

Our congratulations to the successful winning projects and their respective OWASP Autumn of Code 2006 candidates:

1. WebScarab NG – Rogan Dawes
2. Live CD – Joshua Perrymon
3. CAL9000 – Chris Loomis
4. SiteGenerator and ORG – Mike de Libero
5. Pantera – Simon Roses
6. Web Goat – Sherif Koussa
7. Testing Guide – Matteo Meucci
8. OWASP .NET Tools – Boris Maletic
9. OWASP Website and Branding – Aaron M. Holmes

Following our schedule, OWASP is now preparing for all selected projects to commence development on October 1, 2006. For more information regarding each project, including timelines and progress, please view our OWASP Autumn of Code 2006 Project Page.

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.


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Dinis Cruz, OWASP Autumn of Code Project Leader,

E-mail: [email protected]

Andrew van der Stock, OWASP Executive Director,

E-mail: [email protected]

Jeff Williams, OWASP Chair (Alternative contact for all OWASP matters),

E-mail:[email protected]