[cabfpub] Ballot 115 - Invited Guest to Meeting 31

Dean Coclin Dean_Coclin at symantec.com
Thu Jan 23 01:53:43 UTC 2014

We will endorse this.



From: public-bounces at cabforum.org [mailto:public-bounces at cabforum.org] On
Behalf Of Ben Wilson
Sent: Wednesday, January 22, 2014 8:09 PM
To: public at cabforum.org
Subject: [cabfpub] Ballot 115 - Invited Guest to Meeting 31


Pursuant to Section 5.4 of the Bylaws, "other persons" may be invited by the
Chair in the Chair's discretion to participate in a CA/Browser Forum Meeting
based on a person's relevant expertise.  In light of recent discussion and
the proposed Ballot 110, which if endorsed will not complete voting until 6
February 2014, I am proposing that we invite Bruce Morton of Entrust as our
Invited Guest during the working group and F2F Meeting 31 from 18-20
February 2014 and that we waive the IPR Agreement requirement for purposes
of such invitation.  

The basis for this request is that I have known Bruce Morton since 2005 and
he was present during the early formation of the CA/Browser Forum during
that time and through July 2012 when Entrust had to withdraw from
participation in the CA/Browser Forum due to enforcement of the IPR Policy.
Bruce Morton has deployed and managed several public and private PKIs for
both government and industry for over 15 years and over the last 8 years,
Bruce has managed the governance, compliance and risk management aspects of
Entrust's Certificate Services. He has indicated a desire to attend the
meetings and that Entrust is planning on executing the IPR Agreement, but
that due to logistics of obtaining required corporate/legal approvals to
sign the IPR Agreement, he does not anticipate that the IPR Agreement will
be submitted in time for Meeting 31 to be held in Mountain View, CA.  

Based on these representations and for other good and valid reasons, I
believe that the CA/Browser Forum should waive its requirements to sign the
IPR Agreement for Bruce Morton so that he may be invited to and attend the
upcoming meetings.  


-Motion Begins-

Be it resolved that the Chair is authorized to invite Bruce Morton as an
Invited Guest to Meeting 31 and associated Working Group meetings without
condition that he or Entrust submit their signed IPR Agreement prior to such

-Motion Ends- 

The review period for this ballot shall commence at 2100 UTC on 23 January
2014 and will close at 2100 UTC on 30 January 2014. Unless the motion is
withdrawn during the review period, the voting period will start immediately
thereafter and will close at 2100 UTC on 6 February 2014. 

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: https://cabforum.org/members/. 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. 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. 


I am seeking two endorsers.



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