[cabfpub] CPs, CPSes and copyright

Rick Andrews Rick_Andrews at symantec.com
Tue Jun 23 08:44:39 UTC 2015


My counsel replies: " Symantec supports the objectives of the Mozilla Foundation, and is not inclined to hinder any work the Foundation does in furtherance of those objectives " Bottom line, we still believe that copyright is the right policy for our CPS and don't see the need to use any other policy.


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From: public-bounces at cabforum.org [mailto:public-bounces at cabforum.org] On Behalf Of Gervase Markham
Sent: Friday, June 19, 2015 9:38 AM
To: Rick Andrews; CABFPub
Subject: Re: [cabfpub] CPs, CPSes and copyright

On 03/06/15 20:47, Rick Andrews wrote:
> My counsel replies: "We understand your concerns about the different 
> copyright laws in the different countries. We are familiar with the CC 
> license you suggest but still feel that the Forum’s needs are covered 
> under copyright law. Symantec supports the objectives of CA/B Forum, 
> and as a member, Symantec is not inclined to hinder any work the Forum 
> does in furtherance of those objectives."

Perhaps your counsel is under the impression that the licensing we are considering is required to further the work of the Forum? That's not the case. It's needed to enable our work as Mozilla, but also anyone else who wants to make trust decisions based on this data.

I am sure Symantec also does not want to hinder the work Mozilla does in maintaining its root program :-) We are not concerned that if these changes are not made, several CAs will sue Mozilla for copyright infringement. However, Mozilla feels that the CA trust ecosystem would benefit from clarity over the rights relying parties (or potential relying parties) have over the documentation which explains what a CA does or does not do. We do see "All Rights Reserved" documents appear regularly, and we think that's not really acceptable for documents which are supposed to be used to make trust decisions.

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