[cabfpub] Ballot 156 - Amend Sections 1 and 2 of Baseline Requirements

Dimitris Zacharopoulos jimmy at it.auth.gr
Tue Dec 1 06:53:02 UTC 2015

HARICA votes "Yes" for ballot 156.

On 19/11/2015 9:49 μμ, Ben Wilson wrote:
> Ballot 156 - Amend Sections 1 and 2 of Baseline Requirements
> The Policy Review Working Group has reviewed Sections 1 and 2 of the 
> Baseline Requirements and, as a result, suggests that certain changes 
> be made to them.  Based on the lack of urgency for these changes and 
> other considerations, the Working Group recommends that Certification 
> Authorities be given one year from the effective date of this 
> amendment before they are required to comply.  Therefore, the 
> following motion has been proposed by Ben Wilson of DigiCert and 
> endorsed by  Tim Hollebeek of Trustwave and Robin Alden of Comodo:
> 1) In Section 1.1, under Notice to Readers add a second sentence to 
> read as follows: "This document serves two purposes:  to specify 
> Baseline Requirements and to provide guidance and requirements for 
> what a CA should include in its CPS."
> 2) In Section 1.4.2 add "No stipulation."
> 3) In Section 1.5.2 add "Contact information for the CA/Browser Forum 
> is available here: https://cabforum.org/leadership/ .  In this section 
> of a CA’s CPS, the CA shall provide a link to a web page or an email 
> address for contacting the person or persons responsible for operation 
> of the CA."
> 4) In Section 1.5.3 add "No stipulation."
> 5) In Section 1.5.4 add "No stipulation."
> 6) In Section 2.3 add "The CA SHALL develop, implement, enforce, and 
> annually update a Certificate Policy and/or Certification Practices 
> Statement that describes in detail how the CA implements the latest 
> version of these Requirements."
> 7) In Section 2.4 add "The CA shall make its Repository publicly 
> available in a read-only manner."
> 8)  These changes shall be effective immediately.  However, CAs are 
> allowed one year after adoption (i.e. 3 December 2016) to comply with 
> this amendment to the Baseline Requirements.
> The review period for this ballot shall commence at 2100 UTC on 
> Thursday, 19 November 2015, and will close at 2100 UTC on Thursday, 
> 26 November 2015. Unless the motion is withdrawn during the review 
> period, the voting period will start immediately thereafter and will 
> close at 2100 UTC on Thursday, 3 December 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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