[cabfpub] Ballot 98 - Public Voting
robin at comodo.com
Wed Feb 20 17:38:43 UTC 2013
Comodo votes 'Yes'.
From: public-bounces at cabforum.org [mailto:public-bounces at cabforum.org]
On Behalf Of Jeremy Rowley
Sent: 08 February 2013 18:15
To: public at cabforum.org
Subject: [cabfpub] Ballot 98 - Public Voting
The CAB Forum wishes to require that the votes of Members on CAB Forum
ballots be public information. For avoidance of doubt, a consequence of
this change is that the voting information for ballots will be publicly
Gervase Markham made the following motion, and Jeremy Rowley and Kirk
Hall endorsed it:
... Motion Begins ...
Effective immediately, the CAB Forum Bylaws are updated as follows:
... Erratum Begins ...
* Delete bullet b) of section 5.1 ("Member Mail List and Member Web
Site") in its entirety, and reletter the following sections.
* Update bullet c) of section 5.2 ("Public Mail List and Public Web
Site") to read:
"Messages formally proposing a Forum ballot (including ballots to
establish, modify, or terminate Working Groups), individual votes,
vote and quorum counts, and messages announcing ballot outcomes and
... Erratum ends ...
The review period for this ballot shall commence at 21:00 UTC on 8
February 2013 and will close at 21:00 UTC on 15 February 2013. Unless
the motion is withdrawn during the review period, the voting period will
start immediately thereafter and will close at 21:00 UTC on 22 February
2013. Votes must be cast by posting an on-list reply to this thread.
... Motions ends ...
A vote in favor of the motion must indicate a clear 'yes' in the
A vote against must indicate a clear 'no' in the response. A vote to
abstain must indicate a clear 'abstain' in the response. Unclear
responses will not be counted. The latest vote received from any
representative of a voting member before the close of the voting period
will be counted.
Voting members are listed here: http://www.cabforum.org/forum.html
In order for the motion to be adopted, two thirds or more of the votes
cast by members in the CA category and one half or more of the votes
cast by members in the browser category must be in favor. Also, at least
sevent members must participate in the ballot, either by voting in
favor, voting against or abstaining.
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