[cabfpub] Updated Validation Working Group’s draft ballot to revise the current BR on domain validation methods

Gervase Markham gerv at mozilla.org
Fri Sep 4 11:17:08 UTC 2015

On 01/09/15 16:24, kirk_hall at trendmicro.com wrote:
> I realized the draft domain validation ballot I attached with the email
> below (dated Aug. 28) had an error – it included a Method 10 (where the
> CA is also the domain registrar) that we didn’t need, because the same
> method was also added to the end of Method 1. 
> I removed this Method 10 from the attached draft dated Sept. 1 (but
> otherwise made no changes).  Please review this new draft dated Sept. 1
> for your comments on this Thursday’s call.

We are currently working through a process to try and get more patent
clarity around this particular issue. Given that, is it the right thing
to still be pushing the changes towards a vote, particularly as the
changes remove the "other equivalent" safety valve which allows people
to tweak methods to avoid patent problems?

Speaking for us, even if I thought these changes were good, I don't
think I'd want to vote in favour of removing that option until the
patent process had completed.


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