[cabfpub] Ballot 116 - Bylaw Amendment for Associate Member Category
Moudrick M. Dadashov
md at ssc.lt
Wed Mar 19 18:05:11 UTC 2014
SSC votes: "Yes".
On 3/9/2014 10:13 PM, Ben Wilson wrote:
> *Ballot 116 - Associate Member Category*
> Ben Wilson of DigiCert made the following motion, and Dean Coclin from
> Symantec and Ryan Sleevi from Google endorsed it:
> *Motion Begins*
> In order to reconcile the CA/Browser Forum's Bylaws with its current
> operational practices, including the recognition of Associate Members
> and the use of a single IPR Agreement with Interested Parties and the
> absence of a Participation Agreement, the following amendments should
> be made to the Bylaws:
> 1. In the first sentence of section 1.3, add "Associate
> Members" so that the sentence reads, "Forum Members, Associate
> Members, and Interested Parties must comply with the then-current IPR
> policy and all applicable antitrust laws and regulations during their
> Forum activities."
> 2. Add a new subsection 3.1 to Section 3 titled "Associate
> Members" (and renumber subsequent subsections to subsections 3.2 and
> 3.3 accordingly) such that the new subsection 3.1 Associate Members
> reads, "The Forum may enter into associate member relationships with
> other organizations when the CA/Browser Forum determines that
> maintaining such a relationship will be of benefit to the work of the
> Forum. In the past, entities qualifying as Associate Members have
> included the AICPA/CICA WebTrust Task Force, the European
> Telecommunications Standards Institute, Paypal, the Internet
> Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, tScheme, the U.S. Federal
> PKI, and CAs applying for membership but awaiting full qualification
> under Section 2.1. Participation as an Associate Member is by
> invitation only. In order to become an Associate Member, an
> organization must sign a mutual letter of intent, understanding, or
> other agreement and the Forum's IPR Agreement, unless this latter
> requirement is waived in writing by the Forum based on overriding
> policies of the Associate Member's own organization IPR rules.
> Associate Members may attend face-to-face meetings, communicate with
> Forum Members on member lists, and access Forum wiki content.
> Associate Members are not entitled to vote except on special straw
> polls of the Forum (e.g. when selecting meeting dates, locations, etc.)"
> 3. In renumbered Section 3.2 Interested Parties,
> Replace the first sentence by DELETING "Any person or entity that
> wishes to participate in the Forum as an Interested Party may do so by
> completing an enrollment form and Participation Agreement (completed
> and submitted manually or online) including name, affiliation
> (optional), and contact information, and by agreeing to the IPR
> Agreement attached as Exhibit B (indicating agreement by manual
> signing or a click-through agreement)." and INSERTING "Any person or
> entity that wishes to participate in the Forum as an Interested Party
> may do so by providing their name, affiliation (optional), and contact
> information, and by agreeing to the IPR Agreement attached as Exhibit
> A (indicating agreement by manual signing or digitally signing the
> Replace the word "Participation" in the last sentence with the word
> "IPR" so that the sentence reads, "Interested Parties are required to
> comply with the provisions of the IPR Agreement and these Bylaws.
> Interested Parties may lose their status as Interested Parties by vote
> of the Members, in the Members' sole discretion."
> 4. In the first sentence of section 5.4, add "and Associate
> Members" so that the sentence reads, "From time to time the Forum will
> hold Forum Teleconferences and Forum Meetings among the Members and
> Associate Members, who may participate in person or (where feasible)
> by teleconference."
> 5. Replace the last sentence in Section 5.5 by DELETING "As a
> requirement for participation as an Interested Party, Interested
> Parties must execute and return to the Chair (or indicate their
> agreement by clicking through an online agreement) the IPR Agreement
> attached as Exhibit B." and INSERTING "As a requirement for
> participation as an Associate Member or Interested Party, Associate
> Members and Interested Parties must execute and return to the Chair
> the IPR Agreement attached as Exhibit A."
> 6. In the Definitions section, DELETE "Participation Agreement: An
> agreement that individuals or entities must agree to in order to
> participate in the Forum as Interested Parties. The current form of
> Participation Agreement is attached as Exhibit D."
> 7. Remove Exhibits B and D and rename and renumber references to the
> Exhibits throughout as follows: Exhibit A - IPR Agreement and Exhibit
> B - Project Lifecycle.
> *Motion Ends*
> The review period for this ballot shall commence at 2200 UTC on
> Monday, 10 March 2014, and will close at 2200 UTC on Monday, 17 March
> 2014. Unless the motion is withdrawn during the review period, the
> voting period will start immediately thereafter and will close at 2200
> UTC on Monday, 24 March 2014. Votes must be cast by posting an on-list
> reply to this thread.
> A vote in favor of the motion must indicate a clear 'yes' in the
> response. 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:
> In order for the motion to be adopted, two thirds or more of the votes
> cast by members in the CA category and greater than 50% of the votes
> cast by members in the browser category must be in favor. Also, at
> least six members must participate in the ballot, either by voting in
> favor, voting against, or abstaining.
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