[cabfpub] Arguments in favor of Trend Micro governance proposal

Eddy Nigg (StartCom Ltd.) eddy_nigg at startcom.org
Fri Sep 14 23:01:35 UTC 2012

On 09/14/2012 01:41 AM, From kirk_hall at trendmicro.com:
> Trend Micro believes all Forum Members – big and small – should have 
> equal voting rights in the Forum

I believe strongly in this principal too which has functioned fairly 
well for the time StartCom has been a member at the forum. Additionally 
I believe that the forum isn't a shareholder company or similar type of 
organization where boards required and voting powers may differ 
depending on stakes.

The costs aren't necessarily a problem, quite honestly the time I spend 
with emails and conference calls is far more valuable and expensive than 
the proposed fees - even though I'm neither really interested to finance 
a body that doesn't need such a structure in first place.

I'm afraid that should the proposal of Digicert * (as were some other 
proposals that failed to become finalists) adopted, it will rip the 
current forum and participating members entirely apart. I believe that 
Kirk's proposal comes closest to what we had that worked reasonably well 
and includes what should be improved (and leaves a lot of room for more 
improvements should the members wish them). There is a mutual interest 
by the current members to work together and improve the various aspects 
of Internet security specially in relation to our industry.

* Obviously I respect the efforts from Ben and Jeremy and there is 
nothing personal regarding my point of view about their proposal.

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