[cabf_governance] Extension of Chair and Vice Chair terms
ben.wilson at digicert.com
Tue Aug 7 09:42:54 MST 2018
Could we get a few volunteers for proposer/endorsers? I am creating the
ballot language for Ballot 228 - Chair and Vice-Chair Term Extensions on the
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Subject: [cabf_governance] Extension of Chair and Vice Chair terms
Suggestion for today's call.
From: Kirk Hall
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Subject: Extension of Chair and Vice Chair terms
On the CABF call yesterday, we decided to synch the terms of new Forum and
SCWG officers, with terms to start Nov. 1. I mentioned that we recommended
a Forum ballot to extend Ben's and my terms in the Forum by 10 days, to Oct.
31, so there would not be a gap in leadership.
Dimitris asked if we should also have an SCWG ballot to extend our current
terms as Chair and Vice Chair of the SCWG by 10 days as well. I said I
thought extending the officer terms at the Forum level would automatically
extend us at the SCWG level too, but I would check the SCWG Charter
language. Here it is:
Initial chairs and contacts: Chair, Kirk Hall, kirk.hall at entrustdatacard.com
<mailto:kirk.hall at entrustdatacard.com> ; Vice Chair, Ben Wilson,
ben.wilson at digicert.com <mailto:ben.wilson at digicert.com> ; terms to run
concurrently with their terms as Chair and Vice Chair of the Forum,
respectively, unless otherwise voted upon by the Working Group.
I think I read that as saying that so long and Ben and I are officers of the
Forum, we are automatically officers of the SCWG too - until the SCWG votes
in its own officers. If that is a correct interpretation, then we do not
need a second ballot in the SCWG extending our terms as well - we only need
an extension ballot in the Forum itself, and it will automatically extend us
in the SCWG at the same time.
What do others think?
In any case, once we make a decision, I think modesty prevents Ben and me
from being proposers or endorsers of any extension ballot - would others on
this list be willing to do it? I think it could be as simple as this:
Explanation of Ballot: Kirk Hall was elected to a two year term as Chair of
the Forum by Ballot 177, and Ben Wilson was elected to a two year term as
Vice Chair of the Forum by Ballot 178. Their terms run from October 22,
2016 through October 21, 2018. The Forum wishes to extend these terms by 10
days, to run through October 31, 2018, so their successors as officers can
be elected to new two-year terms starting on November 1 by separate ballots
and there will be no gap in leadership. Under the Charter of the Server
Certificate Working Group (SCWG), Kirk and Ben hold the same offices in the
SCWG as they hold in the Forum, and any extension of their terms as officers
of the Forum will automatically extend their terms in the same offices in
the SCWG by the same period of time.
Ballot: Kirk Hall's term as Chair of the CA/Browser Forum is hereby extended
from October 21, 2018 through October 31, 2018, and Ben Wilson's term as
Vice Chair of the CA/Browser Forum is hereby extended from October 21, 2018
through October 31, 2018. These term extensions are intended also to
automatically extend their terms as Chair and Vice Chair of the Server
Certificate Working Group (SCWG) for the same period under the terms of the
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