[cabfpub] Ballot 109 - Create SSL Performance Working Group

Stephen Davidson S.Davidson at quovadisglobal.com
Mon Oct 28 16:23:03 UTC 2013

QuoVadis votes yes.

Regards, Stephen




From: public-bounces at cabforum.org [mailto:public-bounces at cabforum.org] On
Behalf Of Ben Wilson
Sent: 21. oktober 2013 19:09
To: public at cabforum.org
Subject: Re: [cabfpub] Ballot 109 - Create SSL Performance Working Group


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 PKI while 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errors, then the ballot will be deemed to have been withdrawn.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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