[cabfpub] Ballot 157 Adopt version 1.2 of the Intellectual Property Rights Policy
sleevi at google.com
Sat Jan 30 12:51:13 UTC 2016
On Thu, Jan 21, 2016 at 2:48 PM, Ben Wilson <ben.wilson at digicert.com> wrote:
> Ballot 157 - Adopt version 1.2 of the Intellectual Property Rights Policy
> The Patent Advisory Group (PAG) was convened to review potential issues
> with the interpretation of the CA/Browser Forum's Intellectual Property
> Rights Policy (IPR Policy). The PAG has completed its review of the IPR
> Policy, and the PAG recommends that the Forum adopt the attached v. 1.2 of
> the IPR Policy. Therefore, the following resolution has been proposed by
> PAG Chair Ben Wilson of Digicert and endorsed by PAG members Scott Peterson
> of Google and Virginia Fournier of Apple.
> -- MOTION BEGINS --
> RESOLVED, that effective as of February 15, 2016 (“Effective Date”) the
> CA/B Forum IPR Policy v. 1.2 (the “IPR Policy”) in the form attached hereto
> as Exhibit A is hereby adopted; and it is
> FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Chair of CA/B Forum and/or his delegates are
> hereby authorized to make corrections of any typographical, grammatical or
> formatting errors in the IPR Policy and the IPR Agreement (“Agreement”),
> attached hereto as Exhibit B; and it is
> FURTHER RESOLVED, that the IPR Policy shall apply to all CA/B Forum
> Members that are CA/B Forum Members on February 15, 2016, as a condition of
> their continued Membership in the CA/B Forum; and it is
> FURTHER RESOLVED, that Members have 30 days from the Effective Date to
> sign the Agreement. A member’s failure to sign and remit the Agreement will
> result in a suspension of their membership rights.
> FURTHER RESOLVED, that Members have 60 days from the Effective Date to
> comply with the IPR Policy’s disclosure requirements for all previously
> enacted Forum requirements.
> -- MOTION ENDS --
> The review period for this ballot shall commence at 2300 UTC on 21 January
> 2016, and will close at 2300 UTC on 28 January 2016. Unless the motion is
> withdrawn during the review period, the voting period will start
> immediately thereafter and will close at 2300 UTC on 4 February 2016. 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.
Google votes YES
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