[cabfpub] Ballot 82 - Suspend IPR Agreement and Policy until governance revisions are complete

Benjamin T. Wilson ben at digicert.com
Tue Jul 31 14:34:05 UTC 2012

DigiCert votes yes.

Sent from my iPhone

On Jul 31, 2012, at 8:28 AM, Gervase Markham <gerv at mozilla.org> wrote:

Mozilla votes No.

We think that Tom Albertson's analysis and proposed way forward, as
posted to the private list, contains much wisdom.

As a (albeit non-lawyer) member of the IPR working group I share the
responsibility for the bugs in IPR v.1.0. However, we have to continue
from where we are, not where we wish we were.

I lament the thousands of man hours of the time of smart people in this
Forum which has been spent, not improving the security of the internet,
but trying to work around and keep our work free from government-granted
monopolies on certain methods of doing so. It is striking that recent
analyses of the costs of the patent system do not even include this type
of wastage.
(By quoting this, I am not accusing any CAB Forum member of being an NPE.)


On 23/07/12 14:00, Tim Moses wrote:
> Colleagues – Yngve pointed out that this motion did not contain the
> usual information about the voting timetable.  I have corrected that on
> the Wiki and copied it here.
> A word of explanation: the rules require a minimum review period of five
> days and a minimum voting period of seven days.  Normally, we provide a
> review period of seven days and a voting period of seven days.  Because
> of the time-pressure, I have set the minimum review period for this ballot.
> Best regards.  Tim.
> Motion:
> John Espinoza made the following motion and Tim Moses and Jeremy Rowley
> endorsed it:
> ... Motion begins....
> The CAB Forum hereby suspends the IPR Agreement and Policy from going
> into effect on August 1, 2012, as currently scheduled.
> Such suspension will endure until such time as the CAB Forum’s
> governance revisions are complete.
> Completion of the CAB Forum’s governance revisions will be deemed to
> have occurred in the event of a final, formal vote under the normal
> voting procedures of the CAB Forum then in effect where such vote
> concludes in the approval of a new Guideline for organization governance
> or other form of organization governance reform agreement.
> The ballot review period comes into effect at 21:00 UTC on 19 July 2012
> and will close at 21:00 UTC on 24 July 2012. Unless the motion is
> withdrawn during the review period, the voti
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