[cabfpub] Arguments in favor of Trend Micro governance proposal

Moudrick M. Dadashov md at ssc.lt
Fri Sep 14 23:45:27 UTC 2012

Good point, Eddy. You reminded me my grandfather: "big fishes are big 
not because they are big but because there are smaller fishes" :)


On 9/15/2012 2:01 AM, Eddy Nigg (StartCom Ltd.) wrote:
> 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.
> Regards
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