[cabfpub] Ballot 109 - Create SSL Performance Working Group

Moudrick M. Dadashov md at ssc.lt
Mon Oct 28 15:16:47 UTC 2013

SSC votes: "Yes".


On 10/21/2013 8:09 PM, Ben Wilson wrote:
> One minor amendment was made during the comment period to add the 
> phrase "while still providing acceptable levels of security" to the 
> description of the proposed working group's expected work product. 
>  So, unless endorsers withdraw their support such that there are fewer 
> than two endorsers, I do not see the need to further delay this 
> ballot, and voting will begin at 2200 UTC later today.
> Ballot 109 -- Create SSL Performance Working Group
> Gervase Markham (Mozilla) made the following motion, endorsed by Rick 
> Andrews from Symantec, Richard Wang from WoSign, Ben Wilson from 
> DigiCert, and Ryan Hurst from GlobalSign:
> --- 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 PKIwhile still providing acceptable 
> levels of security. 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 ...
> Voting starts at 2200 UTC on Monday, October 21, 2013. The voting 
> period will close at 2200 UTC on Monday, October 28, 2013. During this 
> period, if the ballot is modified for reasons other than to correct 
> minor typographical errors, then the ballot will be deemed to have 
> been withdrawn.
> Votes must be cast by posting an on-list reply to this thread.
> A vote in favor of the ballot must indicate a clear 'yes' in the response.
> A vote against the ballot 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 more than one half of the votes 
> cast by members in the browser category must be in favor. Also, quorum 
> is currently six (6) members-- at least six members must participate 
> in the ballot, either by voting in favor, voting against, or by 
> abstaining for the vote to be valid.
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