[cabf_governance] Draft Statement of Purpose of CAB Forum

Virginia Fournier vfournier at apple.com
Tue May 17 16:02:10 MST 2016

Hi Ben,

I definitely appreciate the thought and energy you are putting into this effort.  However, I am not convinced that we need to completely overhaul everything.  As I previously mentioned, we need to discuss the goals and objectives of the Governance WG before we start tearing down the walls and building a new SDO.  We need to figure out what we want/need to accomplish before we can determine how to get there.  Right now it feels like we are trying to drive a car with no engine and no destination.

Best regards,

Virginia Fournier
Senior Standards Counsel
 Apple Inc.
☏ 669-227-9595
✉︎ vmf at apple.com <mailto:vmf at apple.com>

On May 17, 2016, at 3:52 PM, Ben Wilson <ben.wilson at digicert.com> wrote:

Here is an initial draft of a statement of purpose for Articles of Association that would create a new “CAB Forum” (removing “Browser” from the organization name):
The CAB Forum is an unincorporated, non-profit association and shall have as its objectives: 
To promote the best interests of current and future users of the Internet in general;
To provide a forum for the exchange of information about best practices in the industry that issues, manages, and uses ITU X.509 v.3 digital certificates;
To promote self-regulation by the industry and to contribute to the self-regulatory process;
To develop professional standards for the industry and contribute to the development of technical standards;
To provide services in the common interest of the Members of the Forum;
To engage in any lawful act or activity that non-profit, unincorporated associations may engage in; and
To undertake such other activities as may from time to time be appropriate to further the purposes and achieve the goals set forth above.

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