[cabfpub] Ballot 145 - Operational Existence for Government Entities

Volkan Nergiz volkan.nergiz at turktrust.com.tr
Mon Mar 2 03:21:28 MST 2015

TÜRKTRUST votes YES for Ballot 145




Quality Management System Specialist


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From: public-bounces at cabforum.org <mailto:public-bounces at cabforum.org>
[mailto:public-bounces at cabforum.org] On Behalf Of Jeremy Rowley
Sent: Thursday, February 19, 2015 4:44 PM
Subject: [cabfpub] Ballot 145 - Operational Existence for Government


Ballot 145 - Operational Existence for Government Entities 




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. 

Jeremy Rowley of DigiCert <https://www.cabforum.org/wiki/DigiCert>  made the
following motion, which was endorsed by Rich Smith of Comodo and Cecilia Kam
of Symantec. 


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 2200 UTC on 19 Feb 2015,
and will close at 2200 UTC on 26 Feb 2015. Unless the motion is withdrawn
during the review period, the voting period will start immediately
thereafter and will close at 2200 UTC on 5 Mar 2015. 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. Quorum is currently nine
(9) members- at least nine members must participate in the ballot, either by
voting in favor, voting against, or abstaining. 


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