[cabfpub] Draft ballot to create the SSL Performance Working Group

Rick Andrews Rick_Andrews at symantec.com
Mon Oct 14 17:09:18 UTC 2013

Gerv, I'll be happy to endorse.

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> On Behalf Of Gervase Markham
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> Subject: [cabfpub] Draft ballot to create the SSL Performance Working
> Group
> At the face-to-face and on the last call, interest was expressed in
> creating a Working Group to look at issues related to getting the best
> performance out of an SSL deployment. The aim would be to write one or
> more best practice documents such that all involved can collaborate to
> make sure that SSL websites have the best possible performance, so
> promoting the security and welfare of the web.
> On the call, it was noted that section 5.3 of the Bylaws requires a
> ballot in order to create a WG. This is a draft ballot for this
> purpose.
> We've not created a working group from a ballot before, so comments on
> how it is best done would be most welcome.
> Also, if you are interested in endorsing this ballot, please let me
> know.
> Gerv
> Ballot 109 – Create SSL Performance Working Group
> Gervase Markham (Mozilla) made the following motion, endorsed by X from
> Y and Z from Q:
> --- Motion begins ---
> The CAB Forum shall create a Working Group, to be known as the SSL
> Performance Working Group.
> Scope: the Working Group shall consider all matters having a bearing on
> software deployments which use SSL and the Web PKI. Examples might
> include: certificate contents, choice of proposed ciphers, webserver
> configuration, and OCSP configuration.
> Deliverables: the Working Group shall produce one or more documents
> giving best practice guidance for getting the best performance from a
> SSL deployment which uses the Web PKI. The expectation is that such
> documentation will be submitted to the Forum for publication as (a)
> non-binding Forum document(s).
> Expiration Date: the Working Group shall expire twenty-seven months
> ("one EV") from the passing of this resolution, unless extended by a
> further ballot of the Members, such a ballot to specify the extension
> period and any necessarily modifications of the scope and deliverables.
> ... Motion ends ...
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