[cabfpub] Ballot 168: Baseline Requirements Corrections (Revised)

Peter Bowen pzb at amzn.com
Fri Apr 29 01:10:18 UTC 2016


Addressing those two items:

The term “Sovereign State” is already defined in the BRs, however it was unused.  The only other place where “sovereign” appears in the BRs in the definition of Country, so the change was made to reference the defined term.

As to the changes regarding “Terms of Use”, I’m sure one of our resident lawyers can explain this better, but my understanding is that an entity cannot make an agreement with itself.  The BRs clearly already contemplate this by creating two classes of subscribers: those unaffiliated who have a “Subscriber Agreement” and those affiliated who have “Terms of Use”.  This change was made somewhere around Draft 38 of the BRs.[1]  Given this, it makes no sense to have an affiliate “agree” to something when it is already acknowledged that an “Agreement” is not the proper instrument.

I hope that this makes sense.


[1] The mailing list archiver does not appear to properly archive signed emails in S/MIME format, so I cannot be entirely sure of when it came in, as many of the messages from that era have no archived text.

> On Apr 28, 2016, at 5:35 PM, Dean Coclin <Dean_Coclin at symantec.com> wrote:
> This is a great version for comparison, thanks.
> Now Peter, I can’t speak for Kirk but judging from his previous questions and knowing he is away, I think he will want to know the reason for some of the changes. For example, the first change removes the words “agrees to” or the second one changes “nation” to “state”. Just to get ahead of this, perhaps you can provide commentary. Then again, maybe he doesn’t care.
> Dean
> From: public-bounces at cabforum.org [mailto:public-bounces at cabforum.org] On Behalf Of Jacob Hoffman-Andrews
> Sent: Thursday, April 28, 2016 6:29 PM
> To: Peter Bowen <pzb at amzn.com>
> Cc: CABFPub <public at cabforum.org>
> Subject: Re: [cabfpub] Ballot 168: Baseline Requirements Corrections (Revised)
> Thanks for the very helpful GitHub link, Andrew! People may also ​enjoy the easier-to-read "rich diff," which follows a similar format to Word's track changes feature, and is available by clicking the page icon to the far right of the text "docs/BR.md":
> https://github.com/cabforum/documents/pull/16/files?short_path=7f6d14a#diff-7f6d14a20e7f3beb696b45e1bf8196f2

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