[cabf_netsec] Ballot SC29 - delay voting period?

David Kluge kluge at google.com
Mon Mar 16 05:03:18 MST 2020

I was also hoping that this ballot could proceed to voting rather soon. We
have spent quite some time working on it. We submitted it many weeks ago
and we did not hear anything back after incorporating the
discussion feedback. I was taking this as a sign that potential concerns
are resolved now.

But I agree that we should be considerate of the current situation. Moving
the vote for a week should be fine if it helps CAs in their business
continuity efforts. What is the situation with regards to other CA/B Forum
activities? Is the work on other ballots proceeding or will it be halted as

On Mon, Mar 16, 2020 at 11:12 AM Neil Dunbar via Netsec <netsec at cabforum.org>

> All,
> I note that (on the main SCWG list) Dimitris has asked for a 1+ week
> delay in voting on SC29. While I do wish to proceed to the voting period
> for this ballot ASAP, I am also sympathetic that a great many CAs are
> deep into business continuity stress because of the coronavirus
> situation, and maybe less able to consider the impacts of pending ballots.
> I had intended the voting to start today (2020-03-16 17:00:00 UTC), but
> in the spirit of ensuring that the ballot gets proper consideration, I
> wondered if a week's delay (so voting to begin 2020-03-23) would be
> acceptable to the group?
> I would rather not push it any further, since we run the risk of the
> ballot failing because of Bylaw 2.3 (c) - the 21 day rule.
> Opinions? I know that we in the NetSec group have thrashed this around a
> lot and its time to resolve it - if the desire to just 'clear it from
> the books' is dominant, we can push for the existing voting period. But
> I really don't want to push any voting window too far.
> Cheers,
> Neil
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