[cabfpub] Ballot 143
jeremy.rowley at digicert.com
Thu Jan 29 19:07:13 UTC 2015
This is work product from the EV working group. The plan is to ballot this after discussing the proposal on the call next week.
Because government entities aren't operating as businesses, they are often not listed with a QIIS, especially immediately after the entity is created by either statute or order. The legal existence of these entities is verifiable through a QGIS, but this source in many countries (especially Arabic and African countries) does not always list a date of creation of these entities. Operational existence exists to ensure organizations aren't fly-by-night scams/phishing entities. With government entities, these same risks are not present as they are created directly by government action.
The following motion is proposed by Jeremy Rowley of DigiCert and endorsed by Rich Smith of Comodo and Cecilia Kam of Symantec.
Ballot 143 - Remove the operational existence requirement for Government Entities.
--Motion Begins --
Effective immediately, section 11.6.1 is modified as follows:
11.6.1 Verification Requirements
The CA MUST verify that the Applicant has the ability to engage in business by verifying the Applicant's, or Affiliate/Parent/Subsidiary Company's, operational existence. The CA MAY rely on its verification of a Government Entity's legal existence under Section 11.2 as verification of a Government Entity's operational existence.
--Motion Ends --
The review period for this ballot shall commence at ______________________, and will close at __________________. Unless the motion is withdrawn during the review period, the voting period will start immediately thereafter and will close at ____________________. 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: 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 greater than 50% of the votes cast by members in the browser category must be in favor.
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