[cabfpub] Call for PAG members

Stephen Cannavale stephen.cannavale at comodo.com
Fri Jul 10 15:29:58 UTC 2015

Stephen Cannavale – Comodo -, volunteers.


From: public-bounces at cabforum.org [mailto:public-bounces at cabforum.org] On Behalf Of Dean Coclin
Sent: Thursday, July 09, 2015 9:21 PM
To: CABFPub (public at cabforum.org)
Subject: [cabfpub] Call for PAG members


As discussed on today’s call, the Forum is requesting volunteers from its membership to serve on the Patent Advisory Group (PAG). The following already volunteered:


1.       Ben Wilson – Digicert

2.       Rich Nordgren and Barrie Rody – representing Symantec

3.       Gerv Markham – Mozilla

4.       Mat Caughron – Apple

5.       Jody Cloutier – Microsoft

6.       Scott Peterson – representing Google


According to the IPR Policy, section 7, the PAG volunteers will elect a chair. This will be done at the first meeting.


PAG participants are limited to CA/B Forum Members. Are there any other members who would like to join the PAG? Please respond by July 17th. 


Once all the volunteers are made known, I will call an initial PAG teleconference.


Dean Coclin

CA/B Forum Chair



From: Ryan Sleevi [mailto:sleevi at google.com] 
Sent: Tuesday, July 07, 2015 3:32 PM
Subject: Request for the formation of a Patent Advisory Group


As the Validation WG works to resolve the security issues of the Baseline Requirements’ “any other method” exception (v1.3.0, Section, item 7), we’ve been doing our legal review for any issues that might be raised by the draft proposals. As a result, we’d like to bring members’ attention to an IPR Policy interpretation issue that we have noted, and we would would like to request the convening of a PAG (as described by Sections 7.1 and 7.2 of the IPR Policy).

We propose a PAG, not to discuss a concern flowing from any particular patent, but to avoid possible patent-related misunderstanding. In particular, it could be useful to make sure that CAB Forum members share a common understanding of application of the IPR Policy to the kind of requirement that is expressed in Section (a list of alternative methods for satisfying the specified requirement), and to make sure the Forum has the patent-related transparency that those who read a Forum document may have come to expect based on the Forum's royalty-free policy.

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